Welcome to National Museums Scotland

Following updated Scottish Government guidelines, our museums are now closed until further notice.

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Welcome to National Museums Scotland

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Our stories live on in the objects we leave behind, objects that have the power to inspire people now and in the future. But without protection these objects and their stories can be lost forever.

Although our museums are closing, our work to protect our collections and share their stories must go on. You can support our work by making a donation today.

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Membership

Help to protect Scotland’s remarkable objects and the stories they hold. 

Join today and enjoy fantastic savings, with free access to all our museums and exhibitions, exclusive Member experiences and discounts in all our shops and cafes. 

Choose to pay by Direct Debit and you’ll receive 15 months for the price of 12 in your first year!

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Search the collections database

Our online database contains a selection of the 12 million objects and specimens in our collections. New records are added regularly.

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National Museums Collection Centre

Our Collections Centre in Granton, Edinburgh provides state-of-the-art conservation laboratories and enhanced storage for the national collections.

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Museum closures

Following the latest announcement from Scottish Government, our museums are now closed until further notice.

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