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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The Pringle of Scotland Story

10 Apr - 16 Aug 2015
10:00-17:00
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Pringle of Scotland at the National Museum of Scotland.
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Meissen group

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May Magic Carpet Weekenders

2 May - 31 May 2015
11:00-11:25, Saturdays & Sundays in May
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet to explore the fantastic things in the collection.
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Photography: A Victorian Sensation

19 Jun - 22 Nov 2015
10:00-17:00
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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Moana Boat

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Moana: The Rising of the Seas

13 Jun 2015
14:00, 14:30, 15:00 (15 mins)
Enjoy taster performances from the Oceania Dance Theatre and Pasifika Voices Choir.
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Sergeant Charles Ewart taking the French eagle at Waterloo

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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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Father's Day Family Takeover

21 Jun - 21 May 2015
10:00-17:00
Dad's Rock and friends are taking over the museum again this year so bring the whole family for an afternoon of time-travel with loads of free activities from the past, present and future.
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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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