National Museum of Scotland

Christmas Art Competition

27 Dec - 30 Dec 2018
Be inspired by the museum and get drawing in our annual art competition at National Museum of Scotland.

National Museum of Scotland

December Themed Tours

1 Dec - 31 Dec 2018
Our free guided themed tours at National Museum of Scotland explore everything from Scotland's history to the supernatural.

National Museum of Scotland

Hogmanay Family Fun

31 Dec 2018
Take part in a ceilidh session especially for wee ones, get your toes tapping to some live traditional music and make a robot resolution!
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  • Donate to our Transformation Appeal

    Donate now to close the final chapter of the National Museum of Scotland’s transformation and help open our new galleries in 2019.
  • Search the collections

    Our online database contains a selection of the 12 million objects and specimens in our collections.
  • New to the National Collections

    See new acquisitions from across the museum’s collections, from the skull of a killer whale to cutting-edge ceramic design and beautiful 19th and 20th century Japanese ceramics.
  • Hidden Gems: Scotland’s Agates

    The deceptively simple exteriors of agates conceal an enormous spectrum of colour and texture. Discover how and why these beautiful semi-precious Scottish gems have captivated collectors past and present.
  • New Ancient Egypt, East Asia and Ceramics galleries

    Three new galleries complete the transformation of the National Museum of Scotland.
  • Become a Member

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