National Museum of Scotland

Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

23 Jun - 12 Nov 2017
Discover a compelling story of loyalty, loss, rebellion and retribution in this major exhibition.

National Museum of Flight

The Wheels and Wings Show

24 Sep 2017
Join us for this ever-popular event at the National Museum of Flight featuring cars, vintage vehicles and birds of prey.

National Museum of Rural Life

Go Wild in Autumn

14 Oct - 22 Oct 2017
Holiday fun for active adventurers at the National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride.
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  • Age of Oil

    Exploring the people and places of Scotland’s offshore energy industry, this contemporary art exhibition showcases the work of visual artist Sue Jane Taylor who has worked in some of the most remote and challenging environments in Scotland.
  • Donate now - save the Galloway Hoard

    Time is running out – please donate now to save the Hoard for the nation.
  • Free online course: Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

    Real objects and our team of academic experts reveal the Jacobite story.
  • Search the collections

    Our online database contains a selection of the 12 million objects and specimens in our collections.
  • Scotland's Early Silver

    This stunning exhibition explores the impact of silver during the first millennium AD.
  • Kawarasaki Gonjūrō I as Hanakawado Sukeroku, from the series Thirty-six Selected Floral Parallels (Tōsei mitate sanjūrokkasen)

    New Ancient Egypt and East Asia galleries

    The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced its initial support for the next phase of the Masterplan to transform the National Museum of Scotland.
  • Become a Member

    Members enjoy a range of exclusive benefits and support the work of National Museums Scotland. Join us from just £39.
  • 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.
  • 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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