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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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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April Themed Tours

1 Apr - 30 Apr 2017
15:00-16:00
Our free guided themed tours at National Museum of Scotland explore everything from Scotland's history to the supernatural.
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Science Festival

1 Apr - 16 Apr 2017
10:00-17:00
Visit the National Museum of Scotland during the Edinburgh International Science Festival to discover activities, events and workshops for all ages.
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Spark Cart Science

3 Apr - 13 Apr 2017
14:00-15:30
Meet a different expert every day to discover a raft of things scientific and technological.
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Monkey Business Film Season - April

2 Apr - 15 Apr 2017
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To celebrate our Monkey Business exhibition, we have programmed a special season of films in partnership with Filmhouse. Our April selection includes joyous, observational films like Chimpanzee and Nénette and the unforgettable cult classic of (the original) King Kong.
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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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Kids go free to Monkey Business

Thanks to generous support from players of People's Postcode Lottery, Monkey Business is now free to all children aged 15 and under from 10 February until 23 April. Find out more about the exhibition here.