Experience National Museum of Scotland in a whole new way with our free Highlights app.

Museum Highlights

Explore the National Museum of Scotland with our map-based app, available in seven languages.

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Discover the National Museum of Scotland – explore the museum using detailed interactive maps, see highlights from our extensive collections covering Scotland, the Natural World, Art, Design and Fashion, Science and Technology and World Cultures, and find out about the history of our magnificent building in Edinburgh.

Available on Apple iOS and Android, the app has seven language options – English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Polish and Italian – which are easy to select and change, as well as opening times and information about our current exhibition programme.

Museum Highlights

If you have any feedback on Museum Highlights, or have experienced any problems, please email webmaster@nms.ac.uk and let us know.


GEN is an innovative strategy game where the player uses biomedical objects from the museum collection to diagnose and treat a digital creature. How long can you keep your GEN alive? 

GEN is designed to work on any device so you can play on your smart phone, tablet or your desktop computer. 

Play GEN


Developed in partnership with Aardman Animations.

GEN is supported by the Wellcome Trust.


Mode brings the museum's wardrobe to life with a selection of 30 objects from the world of fashion, featuring detailed photography and 360° rotations. It's designed for use on smartphones and tablets but can be viewed online on any browser.

Explore Mode


Lanvin robe de style, Jacques Fath ballgown and Jean Paul Gaultier suit