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National Museum of Scotland

Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

28 Aug 2015
Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore our galleries after hours across three exhilarating nights, each with hand-picked performers, music, comedy, bars.
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National Museum of Rural Life

Country Fair

6 Sep 2015
Join us for a celebration of all things rural. Meet our farmyard favourites and sample the treats of our new food and drink marquee.
Robyn & Claire in Free Fringe Music

National Museum of Scotland

Free Fringe Music

8 Aug - 30 Aug 2015
Celebrate our collections with daily live music performances at National Museum of Scotland this summer.
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    Gallery closures

    Due to strike action by the Public and Commercial Services Union, some galleries at the National Museum of Scotland and National War Museum will be closed from Monday 24 – Sunday 30 August.
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    Schools programme

    Welcome to a world of learning with National Museums Scotland. Bring the Curriculum for Excellence to life with the help of our collections.
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    Masters of Japanese Porcelain

    This small exhibition focuses on four of the finest porcelain artists working in Japan in the late 19th century.
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    The Silversmith’s Art

    This ground-breaking exhibition celebrates the exceptional creativity and skill which make Britain a world leader in modern silver.
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    I Love Museums

    Wednesday 10 June sees the launch of I Love Museums, a new campaign to demonstrate the depth of support for UK museums.
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    To mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, find out more about the impact of the battle within Scotland, from public celebrations to political unrest, the celebrity of veterans and the birth of battlefield tourism.
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    Transforming your museum

    Work has started on a £3.6 million project to restore two nationally important Second World War hangars and to create exciting new displays worthy of our world-class aircraft collection
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    Helmand Return

    Photographs by the renowned photographer Robert Wilson when he revisited Afghanistan as an official war artist, this time to record the British troops' final tour of duty.
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    New galleries

    Thanks to a grant of £1.3 million from the Wellcome Trust, our new galleries will reveal the secrets of biomedicine, as well as showcasing our internationally important collections of decorative art, design, fashion, science and technology.
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    Next of Kin touring project

    The Next of Kin touring programme is commemorating the centenary of the First World War across Scotland through a touring exhibition, learning programme and online resources.
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    Become a Member

    Members enjoy a range of exclusive benefits and support the work of National Museums Scotland. Join us from just £37.
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    Venue hire

    At National Museums Scotland, we offer unique venues for events with style - from dinners, concerts and receptions to fashion shows, weddings or ceilidhs.