National Museum of Scotland

Christmas Season

10 Dec - 30 Dec 2017
Get in the festive mood with crafts, seasonal songs and art at National Museum of Scotland.

National Museum of Scotland

Hogmanay Family Ceilidh

31 Dec 2017
Enjoy an afternoon of whirling and birling for all ages with the Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band and friends.

National Museum of Scotland

Modernist Jewellery

1 Dec 2017 - 29 Apr 2018
10:00 - 17:00
Discover a generation of designers and makers who embraced innovative and diverse influences, from the natural environment to the non-precious materials they used, that would go on to influence a new wave of jewellery production.
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  • Search the collections

    Our online database contains a selection of the 12 million objects and specimens in our collections.
  • Down to Earth

    Celebrating the centenary of the Strathmore Meteorite, Down to Earth is a small display that reunites the four fragments for the first time, along with pieces of the three other meteorites found on Scottish soil.
  • 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 National Lottery has confirmed a grant of £1,071,900 towards the fourth and final stage of the Masterplan to transform the National Museum of Scotland.
  • Galloway Hoard appeal

    You have helped us save the Galloway Hoard!
  • Become a Member

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  • 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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