National Museum of Scotland

Our diverse collections will take you on a journey of discovery through the history of Scotland and around the world, taking in the wonders of nature, art, design and fashion and science and technology – all under one roof.

Exhibition
Monkey Business

9 Dec 2016 - 23 Apr 2017
Meet the family as you get up close to the world of primates, from the tiny mouse lemur to the mighty gorilla.
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Event
Museum Late: Monkey Business

10 Mar 2017
19:00-22:30
Our legendary Museum Lates return on Friday 10 March with a focus on our fascinating exhibition, Monkey Business.
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Exhibition
The Tomb
Ancient Egyptian Burial

31 Mar - 3 Sep 2017
10:00-17:00
The Tomb presents the story of one extraordinary tomb, built around 1290BC and reused for over 1000 years.
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Exhibition
Scottish pottery: Art and Innovation

3 Feb - 25 Jun 2017
10:00 - 17:00
Over 250 years ago Scottish industry began producing a wide range of pottery, from everyday ware to exotic decorative pieces. Potteries established by Scottish entrepreneurs sprung up around the Forth and Clyde regions, as well as further afield.
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How to Stuff a Monkey

16 Mar 2017
18:30 – 20:00
Should taxidermy be viewed as art, science or bad taste? And why is it so fascinating? Dr Pat Morris shares his extensive research into the history of taxidermy, exploring the changing processes and attitudes towards its practice.
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Science Festival

1 Apr - 16 Apr 2017
10:00-17:00
Visit the National Museum of Scotland during the Edinburgh International Science Festival to discover activities, events and workshops for all ages.
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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

Admission

Free, donations welcome

How to find us

Chambers Street,
Edinburgh,
EH1 1JF
Tel: 0300 123 6789
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Kids go free to Monkey Business

Thanks to generous support from players of People's Postcode Lottery, Monkey Business is now free to all children aged 15 and under from 10 February until 23 April. Find out more about the exhibition here.