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December Themed Tours

1 Dec - 31 Dec 2015
Our free guided themed tours at National Museum of Scotland explore everything from Scotland's history to the supernatural. Themed tours take place every day at 3pm.
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National Museum of Rural Life

Christmas Fair and Foal Show

6 Dec 2015
Celebrate Christmas down on the farm with festive donkeys, Shetland foals and seasonal crafts.
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National Museum of Scotland

Christmas at the Museum

5 Dec 2015
It's a game of two halves as we launch our festive programme at National Museum of Scotland.
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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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    Child's Play

    Explore the changes and developments in children's toys over the last 150 years.
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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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    Silversmithing Demonstrations

    Join us for silversmithing demonstrations by four nationally acclaimed silversmiths this autumn.
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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 to the National Collections

    This small display highlights a selection of the recent acquisitions at National Museums Scotland.
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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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    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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    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

    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 unforgettable event.