National Museum of Scotland

Art of Glass

6 Apr - 16 Sep 2018
This exhibition explores the work of leading glass artists in Britain today.

National War Museum

The Poppy: A Symbol of Remembrance

30 Mar 2018 - 27 Jan 2019
This exhibition examines the history of the poppy and its emergence as a symbol of remembrance.

National Museum of Scotland

Edinburgh International Science Festival

31 Mar - 15 Apr 2018
Varies according to event.
Visit the National Museums of Scotland during the Edinburgh International Science Festival to discover activities, events and workshops for all ages.
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  • Appointment of new trustees to National Museums Scotland board

    We are now looking for up to three new Trustees to play a key role in developing our museums.
  • Wild Scotland Photo Challenge 2018

    Join our Photo Challenge and help us celebrate Scotland's wildlife in all its beauty and diversity.
  • Modernist Jewellery

    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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    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.
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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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