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
The Silversmith’s Art
Made in Britain Today

18 Sep 2015 - 4 Jan 2016
This ground-breaking exhibition celebrates the exceptional creativity and skill which make Britain a world leader in modern silver.
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Masters of Japanese Porcelain

6 Mar - 30 Aug 2015
This small exhibition focuses on four of the finest porcelain artists working in Japan in the late 19th century.
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Ring Of Brodgar In Orkney

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Dig It! at the Museum

5 Sep - 27 Sep 2015
Saturdays & Sundays in September
Join us for a month of archaeological discovery and stories Saturdays and Sundays in September.
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Sergeant Charles Ewart taking the French eagle at Waterloo

Exhibition
Waterloo
After the battle

15 May - 27 Sep 2015
To mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, find out more about the impact of the battle within Scotland, from public celebrations to political unrest, the celebrity of veterans and the birth of battlefield tourism.
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Schools programme

Welcome to a world of learning with National Museums Scotland. Bring the Curriculum for Excellence to life with the help of our collections.
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Glenmorangie Annual Lecture: Malcolm Appleby

22 Sep 2015
19:00-20:00 (doors open at 18:15)
Join engraver and silversmith Malcolm Appleby for the Glenmorangie Annual Lecture at the National Museum of Scotland.
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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

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