Where can you find the world’s most famous chess pieces, the oldest known reptile, a celebrity sheep, a coffin in the shape of a Mercedes Benz and over two million insects? It can only be in the collections of National Museums Scotland.
Sir James Black was one of the greatest Scottish scientists of the modern era. His work in medicine and pharmacology has improved the quality of life for millions of people around the world. His work will be featured in a new Science and Technology gallery, Enquire, due to open in 2016.
Discover the beauty of our Scottish Turkey red collection through this collaborative project between National Museums Scotland and the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh.
The Early Medieval period (around AD 300 – 900) is a very important part of Scotland’s past. Coming just after the Romans left Britain and before the arrival of the Vikings, it was a time of great creativity in Scotland.