Event
Guided tours

1 Jan - 31 Dec 2016
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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Exhibition
Celts

10 Mar - 25 Sep 2016

This major exhibition, organised in partnership with the British Museum, unravels the complex story of the different groups who have used or been given the name ‘Celts’ through the extraordinary art objects they made and used.

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Architects' Conversations

26 Apr - 24 Oct 2016

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.

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Exhibition
Stone Age Jade from the Alps

20 May - 30 Oct 2016
10:00 - 17:00

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?

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Exhibition
BUILD IT! A museum made from LEGO®

1 Jun - 1 Dec 2016

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

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Tartan coat from a Royal Company of Archers uniform, of hard twill weave wool with wooden buttons, silk fringing and linen lining: c. 1750
tan coat from a Royal Company of Archers uniform, of hard twill weave wool with wooden buttons, silk fringing and linen lining: c. 1750

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August Themed Tours

1 Aug - 31 Aug 2016
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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September Themed Tours

1 Sep - 30 Sep 2016
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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Event
Mini Makers

3 Sep - 4 Sep 2016
11:00-11:40, 14:00-14:40

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

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Event
Magic Carpet

7 Sep - 21 Dec 2016
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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Event
Magic Carpet Minis

8 Sep - 22 Dec 2016
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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Event
Scotland and Celtic Identity

10 Sep 2016
14:00 – 16:30 (doors open 13:45)

Join us for an engaging panel discussion on Scotland and Celtic identity.

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Event
Glenmorangie Annual Lecture: Mouthpiece of the Gods

12 Sep 2016
19:00 – 20:15 Doors open 18:15 for a complimentary glass of Glenmorangie Original, courtesy of our partner.

Join musician John Kenny, alongside silversmith John Creed and curator Dr Fraser Hunter for an exploration of the 2,000 year old Celtic carnyx horn for the Glenmorangie Annual Lecture at the National Museum of Scotland.

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Event
Museum Socials

16 Sep 2016 - 17 Feb 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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Exhibition
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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Event
Make it at the Museum: Cardboard Machines

18 Sep 2016
10:30-12:00

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.

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Make it at the Museum: Animal Automatons

18 Sep 2016
13:00-16:00

A new series of hands-on workshops just for adults at National Museum of Scotland.

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Architects' Conversations: John McAslan in conversation with Pedro Mendes da Rocha

21 Sep 2016
Wednesday 18:45-20:15 (doors open 18:00). This event includes a drinks reception from 18:00.

Throughout history, Scottish architecture and architects have been hugely significant internationally. The Architects’ Conversations series brings together a number of Scotland’s leading architects with other leading international architects.

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Neu! Reekie! Celts

23 Sep 2016
19:30 – 22:30

‘Scotland’s favourite avant-garde noisemakers’ Neu! Reekie! bring us their shimmering blend of prize winning, cross-genre performance – a Celtic-influenced orgy of music, poetry, film, animation, drama and dance.

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Event
Doors Open Day at the National Museums Collection Centre

24 Sep - 25 Sep 2016

Go behind the scenes on a tour of our state-of-the-art collections research centre for Scottish History and Archaeology and Natural Sciences at Granton, Edinburgh.

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Architects' Conversations: David Page in conversation with David Reat and Joan Callís

24 Oct 2016
18:45-20:15 (doors open 18:00). This event includes a drinks reception from 18:00.

Throughout history, Scottish architecture and architects have been hugely significant internationally. The Architects’ Conversations series 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.

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Exhibition
Monkey Business

9 Dec 2016 - 23 Apr 2017

This family-friendly exhibition explores the world of primates, from the tiny mouse lemur to the mighty gorilla.

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Exhibition
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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