National Museum of Scotland

Our diverse collections will take you on a journey of discovery through the history of Scotland, the wonders of nature and world cultures - all under one roof.
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Exhibition
Photography: A Victorian Sensation

19 Jun - 22 Nov 2015
Meet the pioneers of photography and discover how the Victorian craze for the photograph transformed the way we capture images today and mirrors our own modern-day fascination for recording the world around us.
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Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

14 Aug - 28 Aug 2015
19:30-22:30
Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore our galleries after hours across three exhilarating nights, each with hand-picked performers, music, comedy, bars at National Museum of Scotland.
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Light! Camera! Action! Summer Holiday Programme

29 Jun - 9 Aug 2015
Our six week daily summer programme has a spot of science, a hint of history, a dollop of drama and a ton of fun!
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The Pringle of Scotland Story

10 Apr - 16 Aug 2015
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Pringle of Scotland at the National Museum of Scotland.
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Free Fringe Music

8 Aug - 30 Aug 2015
14:00-14:40
Celebrate our collections with daily live music performances at National Museum of Scotland this summer.
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August Themed Tours

1 Aug - 31 Aug 2015
15:00-16:00
Our free guided themed tours at National Museum of Scotland explore everything from Scotland's history to the supernatural. Themed tours take place every day at 3pm.
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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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