National Museum of Flight

Wartime Experience

7 May 2017
Discover what life was like during the First and Second World Wars and explore Cold War stories at this award-winning event.

National War Museum

Safer Steps
Working with The HALO Trust

16 Mar 2017 - 4 Mar 2018
Celebrating the work of the world’s largest humanitarian mine clearance organisation.

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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  • Search the collections

    Our online database contains a selection of the 12 million objects and specimens in our collections.
  • Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

    This major new exhibition will tell the real story of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the rise and fall of the Jacobites.
  • Fossil Tales

    Fossil tales and stories are as diverse as the civilisations that created them, legends grew up around these unexplained objects as a way to make sense of their origin and identity. This small display explores some of the myths and uses for fossils.
  • 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.
  • GEN

    GEN is an innovative strategy game where you can use biomedical objects from the museum collection to diagnose and treat a digital creature.
  • 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.