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Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder 🌌

Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder is coming to the National Museum of Scotland! Explore the science behind the hit series from 9 Dec 2022 - 1 May 2023

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Discover over 776,000 remarkable objects in the National collections.

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Black History Month

Explore stories about Black history and culture, from colonial legacies to contemporary fashion, and hear Black perspectives on aspects of the Collections.

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LGBTQIA+ stories 🌈

Explore stories about LGBTQIA+ history and culture, with reflections from members of the community.

Explore LGBTQIA+ stories
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Membership

Travel through time and space for free with Membership.

Join today and enjoy fantastic savings, with unlimited free entry to all our museums and exhibitions, including Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder, plus so much more.

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

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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.

Please support our work by making a donation today.

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Explore the Museum online

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

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How do you design a LEGO typewriter?

How long does it take to build? How close is it to the real thing?

LEGO designer James May describes how this set was brought to life and what it’s like to work at LEGO.

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Search the collections

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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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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