Earth In Space gallery

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Guided tours

1 Dec - 31 Jan 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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Stainless Steel Necklace2

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New to the National Collection

19 Sep - 22 Feb 2015

New to the National Collection showcases the latest additions to our collections, including objects that will feature in ten new galleries in 2016.

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Miniature painting of the court of the Nawab of Bengal

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Indian Encounters

14 Nov - 1 Mar 2015
10:00-17:00

Explore the changing relationships between Great Britain and India during the 18th and 19th centuries through the lives of two men with very different experiences of British imperial rule.

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Game Masters (2)

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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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K.2013.39 Necklace Terry Brodie Smith

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Express Yourself

12 Dec - 29 Mar 2015

Express Yourself explores the commissioning, collecting and creators of jewellery including leading UK jewellers and fashion designer Jean Muir.

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Earth In Space Dna Model

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Free themed tours

1 Jan - 31 Jan 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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Magic Carpet

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Magic Carpet

7 Jan - 11 Feb 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

8 Jan - 12 Feb 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 Yoga Stoat

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Feely Friday

9 Jan - 13 Feb 2015
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.

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Open Studies Perfume Bottle

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University of Edinburgh Open Studies Courses

13 Jan - 26 Jun 2015

With options ranging from the decorative arts and drawing to the history of medieval and early modern Scotland, there’s a course to suit you.

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Playing the Past

26 Jan 2015
18:30-21:00

SOLD OUT. Explore game playing past and present in a discussion of historical board games and game-playing and review the emergence of videogames.

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Edinburgh Iranian Festival

7 Feb 2015
Grand Gallery: 13:00-15:00 & Auditorium: 15:00-16:00

Enjoy a day of music, fashion and debate inspired by Iran at National Museum of Scotland.

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Lib 154 Landscape

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Migration, Museums, and Memorials

11 Feb - 13 Feb 2015

Find out how Scotland's migration history is represented in museums and galleries and how it compares with the depiction of other great movements at National Museum of Scotland.

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Museum Lates: Game Masters

13 Feb 2015
19:00-22:30

Book for the next of our adults-only Museum Lates events celebrating our Game Masters exhibition.

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Museum Lates: Speed Dating

13 Feb 2015
18:15-19:30

Join us for our very first museum speed dating event and a wonderful Museum Lates: Game Masters event to attend afterwards. Book now: limited places.

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I'm Game!

14 Feb - 22 Feb 2015

You'll never be board this half term with our playful programme all about games at National Museum of Scotland.

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Miniature painting of the court of the Nawab of Bengal

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Spotlight On: Indian Encounters

23 Feb 2015
14:00-15:00 (doors open 13:45)

Explore the personal stories of Captain Archibald Swinton and Maharaja Duleep Singh and the objects they collected at National Museum of Scotland.

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Worldofwarcraft

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Spotlight On: Game Masters

28 Feb 2015
14:00-15:30 (doors open at 13:45)

Take a historical journey, tracking the development of videogames and a look at what the future might hold.

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Strawberrythiefgame

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Game Changers

5 Mar 2015
18:30-20:00

Find out how a William Morris design inspired the making of a digital game.

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Mountain Hares

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March Magic Carpet Weekenders

7 Mar - 29 Mar 2015
11:00-11:25, Saturdays & Sundays in March

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

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Mary Slessor

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Spotlight On: Mary Slessor

8 Mar 2015
14:00-15:30 (doors open at 13:45)

Join curator Sarah Worden and guests in a celebration of Mary Slessor's remarkable life on the centenary of her death at National Museum of Scotland.

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Spotlight On: Eric Lomax, Railwayman of War and Peace

14 Mar 2015
14:00-15:30 (doors open at 13:45)

Join Dr Michael Bailey as he tells the story of Eric Lomax, whose photographs form a remarkable archive of pre-war Scottish railways at National Museum of Scotland.

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Science Sunday

22 Mar 2015
12:00-16:00

Come and enjoy an afternoon of demos, activities and mini challenges as part of British Science Week.

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Edinburgh International Science Festival

4 Apr - 19 Apr 2015

Join in the 'Ideas Factory' for the Science Festival at National Museum of Scotland.

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Games for everyone, by everyone

8 Apr 2015
20:00-21:30 (doors open at 19:45)

An exploration of the diversity in games and stories of successful women in the gaming industry.

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Earth in Space rock

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The Big Bang Bash

10 Apr 2015
19:00-22:30

Save the date for an out-of-this-world night at the museum.

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Whatson Hay

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Fully Fashioned : The Pringle of Scotland Story

10 Apr - 16 Aug 2015
10:00-17:00

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

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Meissen group

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May Magic Carpet Weekenders

2 May - 31 May 2015
11:00-11:25, Saturdays & Sundays in May

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

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Painting of Major James Wemyss of Poole's Troop, Royal North British Dragoons (Scots Greys), oil on canvas, artist unknown, c. 1826

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Waterloo : After the battle

8 May - 20 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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Painting of Major James Wemyss of Poole's Troop, Royal North British Dragoons (Scots Greys), oil on canvas, artist unknown, c. 1826

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Spotlight On: Waterloo

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

200 years on from the Battle of Waterloo, Principal Curator Dr Stuart Allan discusses the impact of the battle in Scotland.

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Whatson Hay

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Spotlight On: Pringle of Scotland

28 May 2015
14:00-15:00 (doors open 13:45)

Join our experts as they discuss Pringle’s evolution from hosiery manufacturer to cutting-edge fashion brand.

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Daguerrotype of Niagra Falls

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Photography: A Victorian Sensation

19 Jun - 22 Nov 2015
10:00-17:00

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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