Join one of our guided tours and discover some of the highlights in the collection.
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.
Discover why the stereoscope and stereo photography mesmerised Victorians when they first appeared at 1851’s Great Exhibition.
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.
Discover strange and wonderful objects from our handling collections every Friday during term time.
Meet the family as you get up close to the world of primates, from the tiny mouse lemur to the mighty gorilla.
Make a festive decoration inspired by our Monkey Business exhibition.
National Museums Scotland is offering a series of events for anyone affected by Dementia and their relatives, friends and supporters.
Join musicians from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for a live music performance with your little one.
The Edinburgh College of Art Jewellery students showcase work from their annual LTD Edition Jewellery project.
New! Guided descriptive audio tour for the visually impaired.
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 us on the first weekend of every month for our hands-on activity sessions for 3-5 year olds plus their adult helper.
There's something for all ages to discover at our Science Saturdays.
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.
Booking is open for The University of Edinburgh’s Short Courses at the National Museum of Scotland
Join curator Andrew Kitchener for an introductory talk on our special exhibition Monkey Business.
A day of Burns-themed fun for all ages.
Our legendary Museum Lates return on Friday 10 March with a focus on our fascinating exhibition, Monkey Business.
The Tomb presents the story of one extraordinary tomb, built around 1290BC and reused for over 1000 years.
This major new exhibition will tell the real story of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the rise and fall of the Jacobites.