National Museum of Scotland

Scotland's Early Silver

13 Oct 2017 - 25 Feb 2018
Last chance to see this week! This stunning exhibition explores the impact of silver during the first millennium AD.

National Museum of Scotland

Wild Night with Neu! Reekie!

9 Mar 2018
19:30 – 23:00
Explore the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition after hours, and join arts collective Neu! Reekie! for an evening of music, poetry, film and animation.

National Museum of Scotland

David Olusoga: Civilisations

8 Mar 2018
18.30 - 20.00. Doors open 18:00.
David Olusoga, one of the three presenters of the new BBC Civilisations series, asks ‘can TV still do that magical thing of bringing people to a place where they believe history and art is for them?’
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    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.
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