National Museum of Scotland

Our diverse collections will take you on a journey of discovery through the history of Scotland and around the world, taking in the wonders of nature, art, design and fashion and science and technology – all under one roof.

Exhibition
Celts

10 Mar - 25 Sep 2016
This major exhibition, organised in partnership with the British Museum, unravels the complex story of the different groups who have used or been given the name ‘Celts’ through the extraordinary art objects they made and used.
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Neu! Reekie! Celts

23 Sep 2016
19:30 – 22:30
‘Scotland’s favourite avant-garde noisemakers’ Neu! Reekie! bring us their shimmering blend of prize winning, cross-genre performance – a Celtic-influenced orgy of music, poetry, film, animation, drama and dance.
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Mini Makers

3 Sep - 4 Sep 2016
11:00-11:40, 14:00-14:40
Join us for the first weekend of every month for our new hands-on activity sessions for 3-5 year olds.
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Exhibition
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.
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Scotland and Celtic Identity

10 Sep 2016
14:00 – 16:30 (doors open 13:45)
Join us for an engaging panel discussion on Scotland and Celtic identity.
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September Themed Tours

1 Sep - 30 Sep 2016
15:00-16:00
Our free guided themed tours at National Museum of Scotland explore everything from Scotland's history to the supernatural. Themed tours take place every day at 3pm.
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Museum information

Opening times

Daily: 10:00-17:00
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 12:00-17:00
New Year's Day: 12:00-17:00

 

Admission

Free, donations welcome

How to find us

Chambers Street,
Edinburgh,
EH1 1JF
Tel: 0300 123 6789
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New galleries now open

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