Adult tours

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Guided tours

1 Jan - 31 Dec 2014
11:00-12:00, 13:00-14:00

Join one of our guided tours and discover some of the highlights of the National Museum of Scotland.

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Ming: The Golden Empire (1)

Exhibition
Ming : The Golden Empire

27 Jun - 19 Oct 2014

Discover the extraordinary story of the Ming dynasty, a period of China’s history marked by economic strength and a dramatic flourishing of the arts.

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4th South African Infantry (South African Scottish), France, 1918 © Ditsong National Museum of Military History

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Common Cause : Commonwealth Scots and the Great War

11 Jul - 12 Oct 2014

Explore the stories of the Scottish diaspora and the war experiences of Commonwealth nations during the First World War.

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Detail from Bayi Minyjirral 2013 © Danie Mellor (1)

Exhibition
Primordial : SuperNaturalBayiMinyjirral

1 Aug - 23 Nov 2014

An intriguing exhibition devised by acclaimed contemporary Australian artist Danie Mellor.

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Seal in Living Lands  © Anna Healy

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Free themed tours for September

1 Sep - 30 Sep 2014
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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Magic Carpet

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Magic Carpet

3 Sep - 17 Dec 2014
Every Wednesday 10:30-10:55, 11:30-11:55

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

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Magic Carpet Minis (1)

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Magic Carpet Minis

4 Sep - 18 Dec 2014
Every Thursday 10:30-10:50, 11:30-11:50

Take a trip on the Magic Carpet, especially for very little ones, to explore the fantastic things in the National Museum of Scotland.

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Feely Friday Yoga Stoat

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Feely Friday

5 Sep - 19 Dec 2014
Every Friday 13:30-16:30

Join us each Friday afternoon during term time to explore real and replica objects from our fascinating handling collections at National Museum of Scotland.

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Ming: The Golden Empire (1)

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Evening Lecture: As Precious as a Ming Vase?

10 Sep 2014
18:30-19:30

Join us for this evening lecture with experts to discover who were the Ming Dynasty and why has their porcelain become shorthand for something rare and precious?

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Iron Age gold torcs

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There's Treasure Everywhere

13 Sep - 15 Sep 2014

Join us for the holiday weekend with a range of activities to explore treasures that have been found in throughout Scotland.

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4th South African Infantry (South African Scottish), France, 1918 © Ditsong National Museum of Military History

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Evening Lecture: The First World War - 100 years on

25 Sep 2014

Academic, writer and broadcaster Professor Sir Hew Strachan analyses how the fundamental transformation in how wars are fought has influenced how we commemorate conflict.

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Ming: The Golden Empire (1)

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Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy

28 Sep 2014
10:30-13:00, 14:00-16:30

Discover the tools and techniques of this ancient art form in an introductory session led by Chi Zhang, calligraphy artist. Please note both classes are fully booked.

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Ming: The Golden Empire

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Saturday Showcase: Ming, The Golden Empire

4 Oct 2014
13:30-16:00

Join our panel as they discuss the wider historical context of Ming: The Golden empire exhibition at National Museum of Scotland.

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World of Warcraft, courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment Inc.

Exhibition
Game Masters

5 Dec - 20 Apr 2015

Featuring over 100 playable games, Game Masters showcases the work of more than 30 leading videogame designers.

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