National Museum of Scotland

Nordic Modernist Design

23 Sep 2016 - 12 Feb 2017
10:00 - 17:00
Modernist design emerged in the early 20th century as a response to social and technological changes.

National Museum of Rural Life

Go Wild

15 Oct - 23 Oct 2016
Go Wild in the school holidays at the National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride.

National Museum of Flight

First World War East Fortune

15 Oct - 23 Oct 2016
Discover how the First World War put the east of Scotland on the front line.
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  • Appointment of new trustees to National Museums Scotland board

    We are now looking for up to four new Trustees to play a key role in developing our museums.
  • New 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.
  • Monkey Business online game competition

    To celebrate the opening of our Monkey Business exhibition in December, we’re going to build a new online game all about monkeys, apes or other primates. And we want schools and youth groups in Scotland to help us!
  • Grown ups: Make it at the Museum

    A new series of hands-on workshops just for adults at National Museum of Scotland.
  • Mode

    Mode brings the museum's wardrobe to life with a selection of 30 objects from the world of fashion.
  • GEN

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

    Marking The Royal Regiment of Scotland’s first decade of operations, this exhibition offers a fresh perspective on the combat and peacekeeping work of Scotland's infantry soldiers and support network.
  • Kawarasaki Gonjūrō I as Hanakawado Sukeroku, from the series Thirty-six Selected Floral Parallels (Tōsei mitate sanjūrokkasen)

    New Ancient Egypt and East Asian 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.
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    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.

New galleries now open

Ten new galleries are now open at the National Museum of Scotland. Find out more