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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Sergeant Charles Ewart taking the French eagle at Waterloo

Exhibition
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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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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September Themed Tours

1 Sep - 30 Sep 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

2 Sep - 7 Oct 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

3 Sep - 8 Oct 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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Ring Of Brodgar In Orkney

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Dig It! at the Museum

5 Sep - 27 Sep 2015
Saturdays & Sundays in September

Join us for a month of archaeological discovery and stories Saturdays and Sundays in September.

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Sergeant Charles Ewart taking the French eagle at Waterloo

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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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Glenmorangie Annual Lecture: Malcolm Appleby

22 Sep 2015
19:00-20:00 (doors open at 18:15)

Join engraver and silversmith Malcolm Appleby for the Glenmorangie Annual Lecture at the National Museum of Scotland.

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Dolly the sheep in the Connect gallery

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Explorathon

25 Sep 2015
12:00-16:00

Join us for this Scotland-wide celebration of all things scientific at National Museum of Scotland.

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Kingfisher Headdress

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Doors Open Day at the National Museums Collection Centre

26 Sep - 27 Sep 2015

Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes at National Museums Scotland? This guided tour offers a rare insight into our new collection building.

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Open Studies: Victorian Edinburgh

1 Oct - 3 Dec 2015
10:30-12:30

Examine Edinburgh's economic social and political climate during 1837-1901.

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Gathering Water Lilies By Peter Harry Emerson 1886 Platinum Print

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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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Museum Socials

16 Oct 2015 - 18 Mar 2016
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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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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Open Studies: Victorian Photography

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

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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Iron Age Torcs Together

Exhibition
Celts

10 Mar - 25 Sep 2016

This exhibition will tell the story of the different peoples who have used or been given the name ‘Celts’ through the stunning art objects that they made.

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