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Tours

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

Join our volunteer guides on an introductory tour and discover some highlights of the collection.

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BUILD IT! A museum made from LEGO®

1 Jun 2016 - 30 Jul 2017

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

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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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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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Feely Friday

21 Apr - 23 Jun 2017
13:30-16:30

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

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June Themed Tours

1 Jun - 30 Jun 2017
15:00-16:00

Our free guided themed tours at National Museum of Scotland explore everything from Scotland's history to the supernatural.

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Museum Socials

16 Jun - 15 Sep 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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The Galloway Hoard on display

16 Jun - 1 Oct 2017

Be among the first to see unique and rare Viking-age objects that have lain hidden for a thousand years.

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Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

23 Jun - 12 Nov 2017

Discover a compelling story of loyalty, loss, rebellion and retribution in this major exhibition.

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Spotlight On: Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

27 Jun 2017
14:00-15:00 (doors open 13:45)

David Forsyth, Principal Curator of Medieval-Early Modern Collections, introduces the dramatic story of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the rise and fall of the Jacobites.

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National Museums Collection Centre tours

29 Jun 2017 - 25 Jan 2018
10:30-11:45

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

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Rebus Fest

30 Jun - 2 Jul 2017
10:00 – 17:00

Rebus Fest is a weekend of events at venues throughout Edinburgh celebrating the 30th anniversary of Ian Rankin’s Rebus novels.

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Written in Blood, a Crime Writing Workshop

1 Jul 2017
11:00 – 16:00 (doors open 10:45)

Inspired by the collections of the National Museum of Scotland, author Doug Johnstone will lead this workshop on writing crime fiction.

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Crime, Punishment and Death Tour

1 Jul 2017
14:00 – 15:00 (meet from 13:45)

Join our guide on a tour of all things crime in the National Museum of Scotland.

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The Mystery of the Miniature Coffins

2 Jul 2017
15:00–15:45 (doors open 14:45)

Satanic spell or superstitious charm? We examine the theories put forward to explain the strange tale of these tiny coffins. This event is now fully booked.

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Summer holiday activities

3 Jul - 4 Aug 2017

We've got something extra for families to enjoy at the museum this summer - whatever the weather!

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Ye Jacobites by Name poetry walks

13 Jul - 16 Jul 2017
10:30-12:30

Join poet Ken Cockburn for a walking tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town, exploring places connected with its occupation by Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Highland army in the autumn of 1745.

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Cleopatra

16 Jul 2017
13:00 – 17:30 (251 mins)

A special screening of Cleopatra at Filmhouse Edinburgh. Introduced by Dr Margaret Maitland, Senior Curator of the Ancient Mediterranean at National Museums Scotland.

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Age of Oil

21 Jul - 5 Nov 2017
10:00 - 17:00

Exploring the people and places of Scotland’s offshore energy industry, this contemporary art exhibition showcases the work of visual artist Sue Jane Taylor who has worked in some of the most remote and challenging environments in Scotland.

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Audio Descriptive Tour: Scotland Transformed

22 Jul 2017
14:00-15:00

Guided descriptive audio tour for the visually impaired.

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Gilded Balloon at the Museum

2 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2016
Various times from 10:00 to 01:00

Fringe favourites Gilded Balloon present 27 days of inspiring and diverse programming at the museum. Showcasing the very best in comedy, theatre, children's shows, music and spoken word.

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Free Fringe Music

5 Aug - 27 Aug 2017
14:00-14:40

Experience the joy of live music at the museum as the best contemporary talents take inspiration from our Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition to perform traditional Scottish songs and instrumental sets.

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Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

11 Aug - 25 Aug 2017
19:30-22:30

Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore the museum after hours. Handpicked performers will showcase highlights from their acts across three exhilarating nights, alongside bars and entry to our exhibition Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites.

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Culloden

15 Aug 2017
18:00 (69 mins)

A special screening of Culloden at Filmhouse. Introduced by David Forsyth, Principal Curator of Medieval-Early Modern Collections at National Museums Scotland.

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Centre for Open Learning at the National Museum of Scotland: Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

22 Aug - 24 Aug 2017
10:30 – 15:30

Using a range of sources including poetry and songs, this short course covers the dramatic events of the Jacobite Risings between 1689 and 1746.

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Open Online Studies: Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

18 Sep - 15 Oct 2017
5 hours per week

Real objects and our team of academic experts reveal the Jacobite story.

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Explorathon: Murder at the Museum

29 Sep 2017
12:00-16:00

Join our experts to explore forensic science and crime as part of wider celebration of European research.

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Figure drawing with Sue Jane Taylor

30 Sep 2017
10:30 – 16:00 (doors open 10:15)

Inspired by her own experiences drawing North Sea oil workers, join Sue Jane Taylor in this figurative workshop as she explores how to capture an individual who is hidden in protective clothing. Suitable for all levels. All materials provided.

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Study Day: Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

28 Oct 2017
10:30 – 15:00 (doors open 10:00)

Join our panel of speakers as they investigate the Jacobite story and challenge many of the misconceptions that still surround this turbulent period in European history.

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