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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Gallery closures

Due to strike action by the Public and Commercial Services Union, some galleries at the National Museum of Scotland and National War Museum will be closed from Monday 24 – Sunday 30 August.
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Robyn & Claire in Free Fringe Music

Event
Free Fringe Music

8 Aug - 30 Aug 2015
14:00-14:40
Celebrate our collections with daily live music performances at National Museum of Scotland this summer.
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Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

28 Aug 2015
19:30-22:30
Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore our galleries after hours across three exhilarating nights, each with hand-picked performers, music, comedy, bars.
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Exhibition
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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Sergeant Charles Ewart taking the French eagle at Waterloo

Exhibition
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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Exhibition
The Silversmith’s Art
Made in Britain Today

18 Sep 2015 - 4 Jan 2016
This ground-breaking exhibition celebrates the exceptional creativity and skill which make Britain a world leader in modern silver.
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Schools programme

Welcome to a world of learning with National Museums Scotland. Bring the Curriculum for Excellence to life with the help of our collections.
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Museum information

Opening times

Due to industrial action, some galleries are closed from Monday 24 – Sunday 30 August. More information here

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

Chambers Street,
Edinburgh,
EH1 1JF
Tel: 0300 123 6789
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