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Tours

1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2017
11:00-12:00, 13:00-14:00, 15:00-16:00

Join one of our guided tours and discover some of the highlights in the collection.

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BUILD IT! A museum made from LEGO®

1 Jun 2016 - 31 Jan 2017

A beautiful three-metre LEGO® model of the National Museum of Scotland is now on display.

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

16 Sep 2016 - 19 Feb 2017

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.

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Nordic Modernist Design

23 Sep 2016 - 12 Mar 2017
10:00 - 17:00

Modernist design emerged in the early 20th century as a response to social and technological changes.

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Monkey Business

9 Dec 2016 - 23 Apr 2017

Meet the family as you get up close to the world of primates, from the tiny mouse lemur to the mighty gorilla.

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January Themed Tours

1 Jan - 31 Jan 2017
15:00-16:00

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.

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Short Courses

17 Jan - 24 Mar 2017

Booking is open for The University of Edinburgh’s Short Courses at the National Museum of Scotland

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Magic Carpet

18 Jan - 8 Feb 2017
Every Wednesday 10:30-10:55, 11:30-11:55

Take a trip on the Magic Carpet to explore the fantastic things in the collection.

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Magic Carpet Minis

19 Jan - 9 Feb 2017
Every Thursday 10:30-10:50, 11:30-11:50

Take a trip on the Magic Carpet to explore the fantastic things in the National Museum of Scotland.

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Feely Friday

20 Jan - 10 Feb 2017
13:30-16:30

Discover strange and wonderful objects from our handling collections every Friday during term time.

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Museum Socials

20 Jan - 17 Mar 2017
10:30-12:00

National Museums Scotland is offering a series of events for anyone affected by Dementia and their relatives, friends and supporters.

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Burns Unbound

22 Jan 2017
11:00-16:00

A day of Burns-themed fun for all ages.

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Exhibition
Scottish pottery: Art and Innovation

3 Feb - 25 Jun 2017
10:00 - 17:00

Over 250 years ago Scottish industry began producing a wide range of pottery, from everyday ware to exotic decorative pieces. Potteries established by Scottish entrepreneurs sprung up around the Forth and Clyde regions, as well as further afield.

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Mini Makers

4 Feb - 5 Feb 2017
11:00-11:40, 14:00-14:40

Join us on the first weekend of every month for our hands-on activity sessions for 3-5 year olds plus their adult helper.

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Spotlight On: Iranian Collections

10 Feb 2017
14:30-16:00

Friederike Voigt traces the history of the Iranian collections of National Museums Scotland.

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New! Guided Audio Descriptive Tour

11 Feb 2017
14:00-15:00

New! Guided descriptive audio tour for the visually impaired.

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February half term: Monkey Mischief

11 Feb - 19 Feb 2017

Join our primate party and take part in daily activities inspired by our Monkey Business exhibition.

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Spotlight On: History of Hydroelectric in Scotland

9 Mar 2017
14:00 – 15:00

Join Ian Marchant as he gives his perspective on the history and future of renewable energies in Scotland.

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Museum Late: Monkey Business

10 Mar 2017
19:00-22:30

Our legendary Museum Lates return on Friday 10 March with a focus on our fascinating exhibition, Monkey Business.

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Families: Make it at the Museum

12 Mar 2017
10:30-12:00

Make a jewellery piece inspired by our collections to take home.

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Grown ups: Make it at the Museum

12 Mar 2017
13:30-16:30

Make a creative piece inspired by our collections to take home.

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Spotlight On: Scottish Pottery

28 Mar 2017
14:00 – 15:00

Assistant Curator Adrienne Hynes introduces Scottish pottery from the late 18th century to 1900.

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The Tomb : Ancient Egyptian Burial

31 Mar - 3 Sep 2017
10:00-17:00

The Tomb presents the story of one extraordinary tomb, built around 1290BC and reused for over 1000 years.

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Primate Playground

1 Apr - 6 Apr 2017
11:30-12:10, 14:00-14:40

Discover how primates have adapted to help them live and play in this sensory science workshop.

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My Monkey and Me

1 Apr - 6 Apr 2017
10:30-11:30

Bring your little ones along for some sensory science, stories, songs and actions inspired by our Monkey Business exhibition.

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Chimps on Trial

8 Apr 2017
12:30 – 14:00

Should chimpanzees have human rights? Could a chimp do a human wrong? Join primatologist Lewis Dean to examine what we know about the mental abilities of our closest evolutionary cousins.

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Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

23 Jun - 12 Nov 2017

This major new exhibition will tell the real story of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the rise and fall of the Jacobites.

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