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.
Miniature painting of the court of the Nawab of Bengal

Exhibition
Indian Encounters

14 Nov - 1 Mar 2015
10:00-17:00
Explore the changing relationships between Great Britain and India during the 18th and 19th centuries through the lives of two men with very different experiences of British imperial rule.
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Game Masters (3)

Exhibition
Game Masters

5 Dec - 20 Apr 2015
Featuring over 100 playable games, Game Masters showcases the work of more than 30 leading videogame designers.
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Little Axe Cushions

Event
Meet Your Maker: Textiles & Ceramics

22 Nov - 23 Nov 2014
10:00-16:00
Join six craft makers in celebration of Scottish craft as they showcase the design, processes and techniques behind their work. Makers from a variety of disciplines will give a rare behind the scenes look at their craft work.
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Artist's impression of the new fashion gallery.

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New galleries

Thanks to a grant of £1.3 million from the Wellcome Trust, our new galleries will reveal the secrets of biomedicine, as well as showcasing our internationally important collections of decorative art, design, fashion, science and technology.
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Cloud cabinet

Event
Annual Open Meeting

25 Nov 2014
18:00-20:00
Book your free space for the Annual Open Meeting to find out more about our collections, the work that we do, and to hear about our plans for the future across all our museums
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Game Masters (2)

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Museum Lates: Game Masters

13 Feb 2015
19:00-22:30
Tickets now on sale for the next of our adults-only Museum Lates events celebrating our Game Masters 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

Please note some areas are currently closed while we prepare our new galleries.

Admission

Free, donations welcome

How to find us

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street,
Edinburgh,
EH1 1JF
Tel: 0300 123 6789
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