National Museum of Scotland

The Galloway Hoard on display

16 Jun - 1 Oct 2017
Be among the first to see unique and rare Viking-age objects that have lain hidden for a thousand years.

National Museum of Rural Life

Heavy Horse Show

16 Jul 2017
Book Now! Join us for the Heavy Horse Show at the National Museum of Rural Life this July.

National Museum of Flight

Scotland's National Airshow 2017

22 Jul 2017
Book Now! for Scotland's National Airshow at East Fortune Airfield. Its a spectacular day out for everyone.
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  • The Tomb

    The Tomb presents the story of one extraordinary tomb, built around 1290BC and reused for over 1000 years.
  • Search the collections

    Our online database contains a selection of the 12 million objects and specimens in our collections.
  • Save the Galloway Hoard

    You can help save the Hoard, but there isn’t much time! Donate now to secure the Hoard and unlock its secrets.
  • Scottish Pottery: Art and Innovation

    Over 250 years ago Scottish industry began producing a wide range of pottery, from everyday ware to exotic decorative pieces. Potteries established by Scottish entrepreneurs sprung up around the Forth and Clyde regions, as well as further afield.
  • Kawarasaki Gonjūrō I as Hanakawado Sukeroku, from the series Thirty-six Selected Floral Parallels (Tōsei mitate sanjūrokkasen)

    New Ancient Egypt and East Asia galleries

    The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced its initial support for the next phase of the Masterplan to transform the National Museum of Scotland.
  • New art and science galleries now open

    Ten galleries. Infinite possibilities. From Alexander Graham Bell to Zandra Rhodes, this year we're showcasing the very best of our internationally important collections in decorative art, design, fashion, science and technology.
  • Become a Member

    Members enjoy a range of exclusive benefits and support the work of National Museums Scotland. Join us from just £39.
  • 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.
  • Venue hire

    National Museums Scotland offers a collection of spectacular venues to suit every occasion. For intimate dinners for 12 guests to grand celebrations for 1,500, each unique and versatile setting ensures and an unforgettable event.

The Galloway Hoard

We're excited to have the opportunity to save a unique treasure hoard for the nation! Find out more here.