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
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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Edinburgh International Children's Festival

27 May - 28 May 2017
10:00-16:30
Edinburgh International Children's Festival opens with a weekend of free performances.
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Spotlight On: The Tomb

10 Jun 2017
14:00–15:00 (doors open 13:45)
Assistant Curator Dr Daniel Potter discusses the world of the craftsmen who built The Valley of the Kings – and the robbers who raided the tombs within it.
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Exhibition
Fossil Tales

7 Apr - 4 Jun 2017
10:00 - 17:00
Fossil tales and stories are as diverse as the civilisations that created them, legends grew up around these unexplained objects as a way to make sense of their origin and identity. This small display explores some of the myths and uses for fossils.
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Scottish Pottery: Art and Innovation

3 Feb - 25 Jun 2017
10:00 - 17:00
Over 250 years ago Scottish industry began producing a wide range of pottery, from everyday ware to exotic decorative pieces. Potteries established by Scottish entrepreneurs sprung up around the Forth and Clyde regions, as well as further afield.
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Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

23 Jun - 12 Nov 2017
Discover a compelling story of loyalty, loss, rebellion and retribution in this major exhibition.
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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

Please note bag searches are currently in operation. Find out more here

How to find us

Chambers Street,
Edinburgh,
EH1 1JF
Tel: 0300 123 6789
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