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
Monkey Business

9 Dec 2016 - 23 Apr 2017
Meet the family as you get up close to the world of primates, from the tiny mouse lemur to the mighty gorilla.
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Burns Unbound

22 Jan 2017
11:00-16:00
A day of Burns-themed fun for all ages.
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Tours

1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2017
11:00-12:00, 13:00-14:00, 15:00-16:00
Join one of our guided tours and discover some of the highlights in the collection.
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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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Exhibition
Nordic Modernist Design

23 Sep 2016 - 12 Mar 2017
10:00 - 17:00
Modernist design emerged in the early 20th century as a response to social and technological changes.
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Exhibition
The Tomb
Ancient Egyptian Burial

31 Mar - 3 Sep 2017
10:00-17:00
The Tomb presents the story of one extraordinary tomb, built around 1290BC and reused for over 1000 years.
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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