Detail from Bayi Minyjirral 2013 © Danie Mellor (1)

National Museum of Scotland


1 Aug - 23 Nov 2014
An intriguing exhibition devised by acclaimed contemporary Australian artist Danie Mellor.

National Museum of Rural Life


31 Oct 2014
17:00-19:00 (normal museum opening hours 10:00-17:00)
Spooky happenings in the country this Halloween!
Game Masters (3)

National Museum of Scotland

Game Masters

5 Dec - 20 Apr 2015
Featuring over 100 playable games, Game Masters showcases the work of more than 30 leading videogame designers.
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    Annual Open Meeting

    Join us for the Annual Open Meeting to find out more about our collections, the work that we do, and to hear about our plans for the future across all our museums
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    New galleries

    Find out about the exciting plans to open ten new galleries in the National Museum of Scotland.
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    Future plans

    Find out more about our plans to transform our civil and military hangars at the National Museum of Flight.
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    Meet Your Maker: Jewellery

    Join six craft makers in celebration of Scottish craft as they showcase the design, processes and techniques behind their work.
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    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.
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    Venue hire

    At National Museums Scotland, we offer unique venues for events with style - from dinners, concerts and receptions to fashion shows, weddings or ceilidhs.
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    Become a Member

    Members enjoy a range of exclusive benefits and support the work of National Museums Scotland. Join us from just £35.
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    Being Human Festival

    Two film screenings and a panel discussion about Being Human, part of a UK wide festival of the humanities.
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    Astronomy Day

    Join us for a day of space-themed talks and activities, planetarium shows and activities.