We care for museum collections of national and international importance, presenting and interpreting them for a broad audience. Discover the diversity of all we do here.
Wow Tiles

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What we do

At National Museums Scotland, we care for collections of national and international importance, preserving them, interpreting them and making them accessible to as many people as possible.
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Taxidermy masterclass at the National Museums Collection Centre

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Services and expertise

At National Museums Scotland we aim to share our collections and expertise as widely as possible through research, loans, advice and training.
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School visit to the Scotland: A Changing Nation gallery

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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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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.
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Conserving an Egyptian coffin

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Jobs and volunteering

Want to work with us? Every member of staff has a key role to play in preserving and interpreting our collections and making them accessible to all. Our volunteers provide vital help in running events, caring for our collections and sharing knowledge.
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Collections departments

Within our collections departments, our staff hold a wealth of knowledge. Find out more about their areas of expertise here.
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