Adult tours

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Guided tours

1 Jan - 31 Dec 2014
11:00-12:00, 13:00-14:00

Join one of our guided tours and discover some of the highlights in the collection.

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Ming: The Golden Empire (1)

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Ming : The Golden Empire

27 Jun - 19 Oct 2014

Discover the extraordinary story of the Ming dynasty, a period of China’s history marked by economic strength and a dramatic flourishing of the arts.

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4th South African Infantry (South African Scottish), France, 1918 © Ditsong National Museum of Military History

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Common Cause : Commonwealth Scots and the Great War

11 Jul - 12 Oct 2014

Explore the stories of the Scottish diaspora and the war experiences of Commonwealth nations during the First World War.

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Detail from Bayi Minyjirral 2013 © Danie Mellor (1)

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Primordial : SuperNaturalBayiMinyjirral

1 Aug - 23 Nov 2014

An intriguing exhibition devised by acclaimed contemporary Australian artist Danie Mellor.

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Seal in Living Lands  © Anna Healy

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Free themed tours for September

1 Sep - 30 Sep 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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Connect Shop

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Shop clearance sale

5 Sep - 29 Sep 2014
10:00-17:00

We are holding a major sale and stock clearance at the National Museum of Scotland.

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Stainless Steel Necklace2

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New to the National Collection

19 Sep - 22 Feb 2015
10:00-17:00

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

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Tyneside Scottish Battalion recruitment poster courtesy of the Fusiliers Museum Northumberland

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Evening Lecture: The First World War - 100 years on

25 Sep 2014
18:30-19:30

Academic, writer and broadcaster Professor Sir Hew Strachan analyses how the fundamental transformation in how wars are fought has influenced how we commemorate conflict.

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Explorathon

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Meet the Experts

26 Sep 2014
13:00-16:30

Find out what researchers get up to and see some of their inventions as part of Explorathon 14.

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Ming: The Golden Empire (1)

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Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy

28 Sep 2014
10:30-13:00, 14:00-16:30

Discover the tools and techniques of this ancient art form in an introductory session led by Chi Zhang, calligraphy artist. Please note both classes are fully booked.

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Ming: The Golden Empire

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Saturday Showcase: Ming, The Golden Empire

4 Oct 2014
13:30-16:00

Join our panel as they discuss the wider historical context of Ming: The Golden empire exhibition.

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Hispanic Festival bull

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Flamenco Ad Libitum Flashmob

10 Oct 2014
13:00 onwards

Join us for an unmissable live event featuring Flamenco music and dance performance for the Hispanic Festival 2014.

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Margarets Wardrobe Header

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Margaret's Wardrobe

31 Oct 2014
14:00-15:30

Join Dr Chris Lee, curatorial consultant and researcher, as he tells the lively personal story of one ‘ordinary’ woman, Margaret and her amazing high-end fashion collection.

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Miniature painting of the court of the Nawab of Bengal

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Indian Encounters : Perspectives of 18th and 19th century India

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

Explore the changing relationships between Great Britian 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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Auditorium adult audience

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Being Human Festival

18 Nov 2014
12:30, 15:00, 18:30

Two film screenings and a panel discussion about Being Human, part of a UK wide festival of the humanities.

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Little Axe Cushions

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Meet Your Maker: Textiles & Ceramics

22 Nov - 23 Nov 2014
10:00-16:00

Join six craft makers in a celebration of Scottish craft over two weekends at Meet Your Maker.

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Grainne Morton Butterfly Necklace2

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Meet Your Maker: Jewellery

29 Nov - 30 Nov 2014
10:00-16:00

Join six craft makers in a celebration of Scottish craft over two weekends at Meet Your Maker.

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Beach Boy

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From Scotland with Love

30 Nov 2014
14:30-16:30

A film screening of archive footage exploring the themes of love, loss, resistance, migration, work and play.

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World of Warcraft, courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment Inc.

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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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Miniature painting of the court of the Nawab of Bengal

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Maharaja Duleep Singh and Queen Victoria

6 Dec 2014
14:00-15:00

Explore Maharaja Duleep Singh's the unusual position as 'an adopted' member of the British Royal Family during Queen Victoria's reign.

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Christmas Crafternoon Bauble

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Christmas Crafternoon

6 Dec - 7 Dec 2014
12:00-16:00

Come and make a lovely festive decoration inspired by our collections at National Museum of Scotland.

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Christmas Crafternoon Bauble

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Christmas Crafternoon 2

13 Dec - 14 Dec 2014
12:00-16:00

Come and make a lovely festive decoration inspired by our collections at National Museum of Scotland.

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Rabchristmas

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Rab's Video Game Christmas Morning

13 Dec 2014
14:00-15:30

Reminisce with Rab Florence as he leads us on a nostalgic trip through our Christmas morning video game memories.

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Girl in Santa Hat

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Christmas Choirs

14 Dec 2014
13:00-16:00

Get into the festive spirit with Christmas concerts from local choirs at National Museum of Scotland.

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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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National Museum of Scotland Tower Entrance

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Edinburgh's Hogmanay: Scot.Lands

1 Jan 2015
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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