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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
Stone Age Jade from the Alps

20 May 2016 - 15 Jan 2017
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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BUILD IT! A museum made from LEGO®

1 Jun - 31 Dec 2016

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

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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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Nordic Modernist Design

23 Sep 2016 - 12 Feb 2017
10:00 - 17:00

Modernist design emerged in the early 20th century as a response to social and technological changes.

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December Themed Tours

1 Dec - 31 Dec 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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Stereoscopy: an Introduction to Victorian Stereo Photography

5 Dec - 18 Dec 2016
3 hours per week

Discover why the stereoscope and stereo photography mesmerised Victorians when they first appeared at 1851’s Great Exhibition.

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Magic Carpet

7 Dec - 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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Magic Carpet Minis

8 Dec - 21 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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Feely Friday

9 Dec - 2 Dec 2016
13:30-16:30

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

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Monkey Business

9 Dec 2016 - 23 Apr 2017

Meet the family as you get up close to the world of primates, from the tiny mouse lemur to the mighty gorilla.

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Monkey Make and Take

10 Dec - 11 Dec 2016
12:00-16:00

Make a festive decoration inspired by our Monkey Business exhibition.

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Museum Socials

16 Dec 2016 - 16 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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Big Ears, Little Ears

16 Dec 2016
10:30, 11:45

Join musicians from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for a live music performance with your little one.

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LTD Edition Jewellery

17 Dec - 18 Dec 2016
10:00-17:00

The Edinburgh College of Art Jewellery students showcase work from their annual LTD Edition Jewellery project.

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New! Guided Audio Descriptive Tour

17 Dec 2016
14:00-15:00

New! Guided descriptive audio tour for the visually impaired.

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Christmas Art Competition

27 Dec - 30 Dec 2016
10:30-16:30

Be inspired by the museum and get drawing in our annual art competition at National Museum of Scotland.

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Hogmanay Family Ceilidh

31 Dec 2016
14:00-15:30

Celebrate with an afternoon of whirling and birling at National Museum of Scotland.

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Mini Makers

7 Jan - 8 Jan 2017
11:00-11:40, 14:00-14:40

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

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Science Saturdays: FameLab

7 Jan 2017
12:00-16:00

There's something for all ages to discover at our Science Saturdays.

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Families: Make it at the Museum

15 Jan 2017
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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Grown ups: Make it at the Museum

15 Jan 2017
14:00-16:00

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

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Short Courses

17 Jan - 24 Mar 2017

Booking is open for The University of Edinburgh’s Short Courses at the National Museum of Scotland

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Spotlight On: Monkey Business

19 Jan 2017
14:00-15:00

Join curator Andrew Kitchener for an introductory talk on our special exhibition Monkey Business.

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Burns Unbound

22 Jan 2017
11:00-16:00

A day of Burns-themed fun for all ages.

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Museum Late: Monkey Business

10 Mar 2017
19:00-22:30

Our legendary Museum Lates return on Friday 10 March with a focus on our fascinating exhibition, Monkey Business.

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Exhibition
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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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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