Adult tours

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Guided tours

1 Jan - 31 Dec 2014
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

Exhibition
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

Exhibition
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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Mqs Penicuik Jewels Necklace

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Free themed tours for December

1 Dec - 31 Dec 2014
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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Game Masters (3)

Exhibition
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

Exhibition
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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Weito

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Christmas Art Competition

27 Dec - 30 Dec 2014
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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Hogmanay1

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Hogmanay Family Ceilidh

31 Dec 2014
14:00-15:30

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

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Scotlands Nms Compass Credit Edinburghs Hogmanay Lloyd Smith

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Edinburgh's Hogmanay: Scot:Lands

1 Jan 2015
12:30-15:00 (museum open from 12:00-17:00)

Artists and musicians welcome in the New Year at surprising and atmospheric venues in Edinburgh's Old Town and beyond.

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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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Science at National Museum of Scotland

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FameLab

17 Jan 2015
14:30-16:30

Learn Something Amazing in Just Three Minutes. Witness our finest Scottish science communicators as they battle it out to win a place at the FameLab UK National Final.

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Macduff tartan bag

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Macastory: The Twa Rabbies

24 Jan - 25 Jan 2015
12:00, 14:00, 15:00 (40 mins)

Celebrate Burns Night with a fun-filled show at the National Museum of Scotland.

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Renaissance Games Board

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Playing the Past

26 Jan 2015
18:30-20:00

Explore game playing past and present at the National Museum of Scotland.

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Game Masters (2)

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Museum Lates: Game Masters

13 Feb 2015
19:00-22:30

Tickets now on sale for the next of our adults-only Museum Lates events celebrating our Game Masters exhibition.

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Daguerrotype of Niagra Falls

Exhibition
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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