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.
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Exhibition
New to the National Collection

19 Sep - 22 Feb 2015
New to the National Collection showcases the latest additions to our collections, including objects that will feature in ten new galleries in 2016.
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Detail from Bayi Minyjirral 2013 © Danie Mellor (1)

Exhibition
Primordial
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1 Aug - 23 Nov 2014
An intriguing exhibition devised by acclaimed contemporary Australian artist Danie Mellor.
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Margaret's Wardrobe

31 Oct 2014
14:00-15:30
Join Dr Chris Lee, curatorial consultant and researcher, as he tells the lively personal story of one ‘ordinary’ woman, Margaret and her amazing high-end fashion collection.
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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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Miniature painting of the court of the Nawab of Bengal

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Indian Encounters

14 Nov - 1 Mar 2015
10:00-17:00
Explore the changing relationships between Great Britain and India during the 18th and 19th centuries through the lives of two men with very different experiences of British imperial rule.
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Game Masters (3)

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Game Masters

5 Dec - 20 Apr 2015
Featuring over 100 playable games, Game Masters showcases the work of more than 30 leading videogame designers.
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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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