Earth In Space gallery

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Guided tours

1 Jan - 31 Dec 2015
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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Masters of Japanese Porcelain

6 Mar - 30 Aug 2015

This small exhibition focuses on four of the finest porcelain artists working in Japan in the late 19th century.

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Fully Fashioned : The Pringle of Scotland Story

10 Apr - 16 Aug 2015

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Pringle of Scotland at the National Museum of Scotland.

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Magic Carpet

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Magic Carpet

22 Apr - 24 Jun 2015
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

23 Apr - 25 Jun 2015
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

24 Apr - 19 Jun 2015
13:30-16:30

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

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Waterloo : After the battle

15 May - 27 Sep 2015

To mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, find out more about the impact of the battle within Scotland, from public celebrations to political unrest, the celebrity of veterans and the birth of battlefield tourism.

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June Themed Tours

1 Jun - 30 Jun 2015
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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Moana Boat

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Moana: The Rising of the Seas

13 Jun 2015
14:00, 14:30, 15:00 (15 mins)

Enjoy taster performances from the Oceania Dance Theatre and Pasifika Voices Choir.

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Photography: A Victorian Sensation

19 Jun - 22 Nov 2015

Meet the pioneers of photography and discover how the Victorian craze for the photograph transformed the way we capture images today and mirrors our own modern-day fascination for recording the world around us.

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Father's Day Family Takeover

21 Jun 2015
10:30-16:00

Dad's Rock and friends are taking over the museum again this year so bring the whole family for an afternoon of time-travel with loads of free activities from the past, present and future.

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On The Beach

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Summer Holiday: Light! Camera! Action!

29 Jun - 9 Aug 2015
12:00-16:00

Our six week daily summer programme has a spot of science, a hint of history, a dollop of drama and a ton of fun!

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Spotlight On: Masters of Japanese Porcelain

2 Jul 2015
14:00-15:00 (doors open 13:45)

Curator Dr Rosina Buckland explores 19th century innovations, patronage and production in Japanese ceramics.

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Spotlight on Photography: A Victorian Sensation

9 Jul 2015
14:00-15:00 (doors open 13:45)

An introduction to the pioneers of photography and the influence of this Victorian craze on photography today.

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A Passion for Pringle

26 Jul 2015
14:00-15:00 (doors open at 13:45)

Former Pringle designers Wallace Shaw and Lesley Brown discuss designing for machine-made knitwear and their contribution to the fashion revolution of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Pringle Open Day

26 Jul 2015
12:00-16:00

Celebrate 200 years of Pringle of Scotland with knitting workshops and the chance to share your Borders-made knitwear treasures with our experts.

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Free Fringe Music

8 Aug - 30 Aug 2015
14:00-14:40

Celebrate our collections with daily live music performances at National Museum of Scotland this summer.

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Open Study Short Courses: Victorian Photography

14 Aug - 1 Oct 2015

From its invention in 1839, photography had a huge impact on Victorian society. Explore the art, science, products and popularity associated with photography in the Victorian era.

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Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

14 Aug - 28 Aug 2015
19:30-22:30

Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore our galleries after hours across three exhilarating nights, each with hand-picked performers, music, comedy, bars at National Museum of Scotland.

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Waterloo: The Aftermath

9 Sep 2015
18:30-20:00 (doors open 18:15)

Paul O'Keeffe investigates the looting of the battlefield, the clearing of its dead and wounded and its invasion by sensation- and souvenir-seeking tourists at National Museum of Scotland.

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The Silversmith’s Art : Made in Britain Today

18 Sep 2015 - 4 Jan 2016

This ground-breaking exhibition celebrates the exceptional creativity and skill which make Britain a world leader in modern silver.

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Victorian Photography: A Scottish Perspective

3 Oct 2015
10:30-16:30 (doors open at 10:15)

Join our panel of speakers as they discuss the pioneers of early Scottish photography and their influence in Scotland and beyond.

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Stereography: A talk in 3D

21 Oct 2015
18:30-20:00 (doors open 18:15)

Share Denis Pellerin's passion for the ingenious art of stereography.

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