Exhibition
National Museum of Scotland

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

16 Sep 2016 - 19 Feb 2017
The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, features 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breath-taking wild landscapes.

Event
National Museum of Rural Life

Christmas Wreath Making

11 Dec 2016
14:00-16:00
Make a lovely wreath arrangement to decorate your home with this Christmas.

Event
National Museum of Scotland

Monkey Make and Take

10 Dec - 11 Dec 2016
12:00-16:00
Make a festive decoration inspired by our Monkey Business exhibition.
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