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.
Ming: The Golden Empire (1)

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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.
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4th South African Infantry (South African Scottish), France, 1918 © Ditsong National Museum of Military History

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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.
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Detail from Bayi Minyjirral 2013 © Danie Mellor (1)

Exhibition
Primordial
SuperNaturalBayiMinyjirral

1 Aug - 23 Nov 2014
An intriguing exhibition devised by acclaimed contemporary Australian artist Danie Mellor.
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Artist's impression of the new fashion gallery.

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New galleries

Find out about the exciting plans to open ten new galleries in the National Museum of Scotland.
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Tyneside Scottish Battalion recruitment poster courtesy of the Fusiliers Museum Northumberland

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Evening Lecture: The First World War - 100 years on

25 Sep 2014
18:30-19:30
Academic, writer and broadcaster Professor Sir Hew Strachan analyses how the fundamental transformation in how wars are fought has influenced how we commemorate conflict.
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Magic Carpet

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Magic Carpet

3 Sep - 17 Dec 2014
Every Wednesday 10:30-10:55, 11:30-11:55 (no Magic Carpet on 15 Oct)
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet to explore the fantastic things in the collection.
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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

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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