The National Museums Scotland press office handles UK and international media requests for the four national museums and our collection centre.

The press office team drives news and feature articles in addition to providing a timely and efficient reactive media enquiry service.

Contact the press office

For all media enquiries, press images and filming requests please contact:

Susan Gray
Communications Manager
Tel: 44 (0) 131 247 4088

Bruce Blacklaw
Communications Officer
Tel: 44 (0) 131 247 4165

Alice Wyllie
Communications Officer
Tel: 44 (0) 131 247 4288

Email: media@nms.ac.uk

Please note that all advertising emails should be directed to: 

Gillian Rae
gillian@themediashop-scot.co.uk.

Recent press releases

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Museum to welcome equine giants

Dozens of Clydesdale horses will put their best hooves forward at the National Museum of Rural Life at Kittochside, East Kilbride this Sunday 19 July when they take part in the attraction’s annual Heavy Horse Show.

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New £12 million building unveiled at National Museums Collection Centre

A new state-of-the art collections research, access and storage facility was unveiled today at the National Museums Collection Centre in Edinburgh by Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Europe, Culture and External Affairs.

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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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National Museums Scotland acquires Picasso's Capra

National Museums Scotland Acquires Rare Picasso Glass Sculpture for New Art and Design Galleries

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Copper accelerating cavity

National Museums Scotland Acquires CERN Component for New Science Galleries.

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Game Masters tickets now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the hotly anticipated exhibition Game Masters, which opens on Friday 5 December at the National Museum of Scotland.

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Wellcome Trust grant to create Scottish centre for scientific engagement

The Wellcome Trust has today announced significant funding towards the creation of six new galleries of Science and Technology at the National Museum of Scotland, opening in 2016.

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National Museums Scotland announces new exhibition, Indian Encounters

National Museums Scotland is proud to announce a new exhibition, Indian Encounters, will open at the National Museum of Scotland on Friday 14 November showcasing a newly commissioned painting Casualty of War, by renowned contemporary British artists The Singh Twins.

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Heritage Lottery Fund grants £1.3m for National Museum of Flight redevelopment

National Museums Scotland is delighted to announce that the Heritage Lottery Fund has confirmed a grant of £1.3 million to help fund the transformation of two hangars at the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune in East Lothian.

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Rare May Morris embroideries saved for the nation

National Museums Scotland is delighted to announce that a pair of rare embroidered hangings by the Arts and Crafts designer, May Morris has been saved for the nation.

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Acquisition of rare cabinet painted by Whistler

National Museums Scotland has acquired a magnificent maple cabinet designed by Edward William Godwin and painted by the renowned artist, James Abbott McNeill Whistler.

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Heritage Lottery Fund grants £4.85 million

National Museums Scotland is delighted to announce that the Heritage Lottery Fund has confirmed a grant of £4.85 million to help fund the implementation of the next stage of the Masterplan for the National Museum of Scotland.

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