National Museum of Scotland

Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, art and design, science and technology and Scottish history, all in one amazing building.
largemodule

Feature
Museum closures

Due to anticipated strike action this week by the Public and Commercial Services Union, the National Museum of Scotland may be closed between 1.30pm and 2.30pm from Saturday 23 to Friday 29 August inclusive.
More
Ming: The Golden Empire (1)

Exhibition
Ming
The Golden Empire

27 Jun - 19 Oct 2014
Discover the extraordinary story of the Ming dynasty, a period of China’s history marked by economic strength and a dramatic flourishing of the arts.
More
4th South African Infantry (South African Scottish), France, 1918 © Ditsong National Museum of Military History

Exhibition
Common Cause
Commonwealth Scots and the Great War

11 Jul - 12 Oct 2014
Explore the stories of the Scottish diaspora and the war experiences of Commonwealth nations during the First World War.
More
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

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street,
Edinburgh,
EH1 1JF
Tel: 0300 123 6789
Plan your visit
Not to be missed
Feature
Museum apps
Event
Guided tours
Discover the museum