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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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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Spotlight On: Pringle of Scotland

28 May 2015
14:00-15:00 (doors open 13:45)
Join Scottish Borders knitwear specialist Dr Jamie Mulherron as he gives a talk on Pringle’s evolution from hosiery manufacturer to leading fashion knitwear house.
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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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Waterloo: The Aftermath

9 Sep 2015
18:30-20:00 (doors open 18:15)
Paul O'Keeffe investigates the looting of the battlefield, the clearing of its dead and wounded and its invasion by sensation- and souvenir-seeking tourists at National Museum of Scotland.
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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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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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