Museum at home

Although our museums remain closed, there are lots of ways to explore and learn about our amazing collections online.

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Welcome to National Museums Scotland

Explore the Museum online

Discover the remarkable galleries of the National Museum of Scotland on Google Street View

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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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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 closed, our work to protect our collections and share their stories must go on.

You can support our work by making a donation today. Thank you.

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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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Membership

Come and be part of history and enjoy a range of exclusive benefits.

With Membership to National Museums Scotland, you will enjoy fantastic savings, with free entry to our museums, exhibitions, big days out, and access to exclusive Member events and discounts.

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

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Although our museums remain closed due to Coronavirus (Covid-19), there are lots of ways to explore and learn about our amazing collections online. See our Museum at home pages for our range of films, games and resources.

NMS Coronavirus Updates

NMS Members Update