Join one of our guided tours and discover some of the highlights in the collection.
This series of talks brings together a number of Scotland’s leading architects with other leading international architects to discuss shared themes, interests and influences in how we shape the places around us.
How did these beautiful Neolithic axeheads end up in Scotland, so far from their origins in the North Italian Alps around 6,000 years ago?
A beautiful three-metre LEGO® model of the National Museum of Scotland is now on display.
The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, features 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breath-taking wild landscapes.
Modernist design emerged in the early 20th century as a response to social and technological changes.
Our free guided themed tours at National Museum of Scotland explore everything from Scotland's history to the supernatural. Themed tours take place every day at 3pm.
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet to explore the fantastic things in the collection.
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet to explore the fantastic things in the National Museum of Scotland.
Join curator Dr Alison Sheridan to discover how these Neolithic axeheads ended up in Scotland, so far from their origins in the North Italian alps.
Discover strange and wonderful objects from our handling collections every Friday during term time.
Inspired by the opening of a suite of ten new galleries at the National Museum of Scotland, this conference celebrates the ‘unsung heroes’ of engineering and industry.
Stop by for creepy craft and science surprises inspired by the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.
Join Rachel King and conservator Diana de Bellaigue, as they discuss the exciting findings being made on the museum’s rare, 14th-century Umbrian Madonna and Child.
Historian Charlotte Connelly and African film scholars Dr Stefanie Van de Peer and Dr Lizelle Bisschoff discuss mobile phone usage in Africa and its impact on filmmaking.
Join us for the first weekend of every month for our new hands-on activity sessions for 3-5 year olds.
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Victorian museum.
A weekend festival celebrating design, style and creativity.
Older children and their families can come together in these new workshops to learn a practical skill or a creative technique, to make something together.
A new series of hands-on workshops just for adults at National Museum of Scotland.
FULLY BOOKED - Join us for an evening of behind-the-scenes insight into our collections and our work at National Museums Scotland.
Special screening of The Battle of the Somme, capturing the titanic preparations and opening phases.
National Museums Scotland is offering a series of events for anyone affected by Dementia and their relatives, friends and supporters.
Join National Museums Scotland's Young Demonstrators as they take over the museum for the night.
There's something for all ages to discover at our free Science Saturdays on 15 October, 26 November, 3 December 2016 and 7 January 2017.
Come in out of the cold and enjoy some festive cheer with music and choir performances from local groups and beyond.
This family-friendly exhibition explores the world of primates, from the tiny mouse lemur to the mighty gorilla.
Make a festive decoration inspired by our Monkey Business exhibition.
Be inspired by the museum and get drawing in our annual art competition at National Museum of Scotland.
Celebrate with an afternoon of whirling and birling at National Museum of Scotland.
Join curator Andrew Kitchener for an introductory talk on our special exhibition Monkey Business.
This major new exhibition will tell the real story of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the rise and fall of the Jacobites.