National Museum of Scotland

Family Day: Edinburgh International Children's Festival

25 May 2019
Celebrate the launch of the Edinburgh International Children's Festival with a special family day at the National Museum of Scotland.

National Museum of Rural Life

Country Fair

2 Jun 2019
10:00 - 17:00
From exciting animal shows in the arena to traditional games and crafts, there's plenty to enjoy at this big day out.

National Museum of Flight

Scotland's National Airshow

27 Jul 2019
Join us for Scotland's National Airshow on Saturday 27 July 2019.
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  • New Ancient Egypt, East Asia and Ceramics galleries

    Our new Ancient Egypt, East Asia and Ceramics galleries are now open!
  • Search the collections

    Our online database contains a selection of the 12 million objects and specimens in our collections.
  • Schools programme

    Welcome to a world of learning with National Museums Scotland. Bring the Curriculum for Excellence to life with the help of our collections.
  • Explore our collections

    Explore stories, films, games and resources from the museums’ collections.
  • Microscopes: Nature Revealed

    This display tells the stories of the makers and users of an instrument that has been fundamental in improving our understanding of the natural world.
  • The Art of African Metalwork

    Discover how brass and copper once featured as mediums of exchange, status and power in Africa through highlights of the museum’s 19th and early 20th century collections from west and central Africa.
  • National projects

    We are always working with other Scottish museums on partnership projects that can raise the profile of long-term preservation and engagement with collections nationally.
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  • Venue hire

    National Museums Scotland offers a collection of spectacular venues to suit every occasion. For intimate dinners for 12 guests to grand celebrations for 1,500, each unique and versatile setting ensures and an unforgettable event.
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