National Museum of Scotland

Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk

23 May - 20 Oct 2019
Discover how today’s fashion industry is challenging perceptions and championing alternative ideals of beauty on the catwalk, in advertising, editorial and behind the camera.

National Museum of Flight

Scotland's National Airshow

27 Jul 2019
Join us for Scotland's National Airshow on Saturday 27 July 2019.

National Museum of Scotland

Museum Late: Fringe Fridays

9 Aug - 23 Aug 2019
Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore our galleries after hours across three exhilarating nights, each with handpicked performers, comedy, music, bars and entry to our summer exhibition, Wild and Majestic.
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  • The Declaration of Arbroath

    2020 marks the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath, one of Scotland's most important historical artefacts. To celebrate, the famous document will go on public display for the first time in 15 years.
  • 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.
  • Explore our collections

    Explore stories, films, games and resources from the museums’ collections.
  • Schools

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

    Members enjoy a range of exclusive benefits and support the work of National Museums Scotland. Join us from just £41.
  • 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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