National Museum of Scotland

Our diverse collections will take you on a journey of discovery through the history of Scotland, the wonders of nature and world cultures - all under one roof.

Exhibition
Celts

10 Mar - 25 Sep 2016
This major exhibition, organised in partnership with the British Museum, unravels the complex story of the different groups who have used or been given the name ‘Celts’ through the extraordinary art objects they made and used.
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Exhibition
Stone Age Jade from the Alps

20 May - 30 Oct 2016
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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Exhibition
Fossil Hunters
Unearthing the Mystery of Life on Land

19 Feb - 14 Aug 2016
Discover how life on earth moved from water onto land 360-345 million years ago through ground-breaking discoveries made in Scotland.
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June Themed Tours

1 Jun - 30 Jun 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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Exhibition
Reflecting Telescopes

25 Mar - 28 Aug 2016
10:00 - 17:00
This small display reveals the work of pioneering Scots in the development of the reflective telescope.
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Feature
New galleries opening 8 July

In 2011, we opened the doors to sixteen new galleries at the National Museum of Scotland. Five years and eight million visitors later, ten more new galleries will reveal their treasures on 8 July 2016.
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Museum information

Opening times

Daily: 10:00-17:00
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 12:00-17:00
New Year's Day: 12:00-17:00

Please note some areas are currently closed while we prepare our new galleries.

Admission

Free, donations welcome

How to find us

Chambers Street,
Edinburgh,
EH1 1JF
Tel: 0300 123 6789
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