Event
National Museum of Scotland

New Galleries Opening Day

8 Jul 2016
09:30-17:00
In 2011, we opened the doors to sixteen new galleries at the National Museum of Scotland. This year, ten more new galleries will reveal their treasures on 8 July 2016.

Exhibition
National Museum of Flight

New military and civil aviation hangars

25 Mar - 31 Oct 2016
10:00-17:00
Explore two new hangars at the National Museum of Flight and experience the history and drama of flight as never before.

Event
National Museum of Rural Life

Heavy Horse Show

17 Jul 2016
10:00-17:00
Join us for one of Scotland's biggest horse shows at National Museum of Rural Life this July, featuring Riders of the Storm.
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  • Scotland's National Airshow 2016

    Book Early Bird Tickets for a thrilling family day out at Scotland's National Airshow.
  • New galleries opening 8 July

    In 2011, we opened the doors to sixteen new galleries at the National Museum of Scotland. Five years and eight million visitors later, ten more new galleries will reveal their treasures on 8 July 2016.
  • Fossil Hunters

    Discover how life on earth moved from water onto land 360-345 million years ago through ground-breaking discoveries made in Scotland.
  • 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.
  • History of the National Museum of Scotland

    On 19 May 2016, we celebrate 150 years since the magnificent building that houses the National Museum of Scotland first opened to the public. Explore the Museum’s history here.
  • 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.
  • Architects' Conversations

    This series of talks brings together a number of Scotland’s leading architects with other leading international architects to discuss shared themes, interests and influences in how we shape the places around us.
  • 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.