2 Jul - 30 Oct 2022
Explore the history of anatomical study, from artistic explorations by Leonardo da Vinci to the Burke and Hare murders.Find out more
Explore stories about LGBTQIA+ history and culture, with reflections from members of the community.Find out more
Discover over 776,000 remarkable objects in the National collections.Search our collections
See an iconic piece of Scotland’s national heritage, the silver casket believed to have been owned by Mary, Queen of Scots 👑See the casket on display
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Discover the remarkable galleries of the National Museum of Scotland on Google Street ViewLook inside the galleries
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LEGO designer James May describes how this set was brought to life and what it’s like to work at LEGO.
Our online database contains a selection of the 12 million objects and specimens in our collections. New records are added regularly.Search our collections
Our Collections Centre in Granton, Edinburgh provides state-of-the-art conservation laboratories and enhanced storage for the national collections.Find out more