1 Jul - 29 Oct 2023
From design classics to cutting-edge catwalk creations, Beyond the Little Black Dress deconstructs this iconic garment and examines the radical power of the colour black in fashion.Find out more
How do garments come together for display? Head into our conservation labs and find out about the making of Beyond the Little Black Dress.Watch the film
12 Aug 2023 - 14 Apr 2024
A new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland showcasing artworks created in response to the climate crisis in Australia and the Pacific Islands.Find out more
20 Jan - 6 May 2024
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases some of the best photography talent from around the world for nearly 60 years.Find out more
Discover over 776,000 remarkable objects in the National collections.Search our collections
Take a closer look at featured objects from our collection, what we did with them, and the stories that they tell.Uncover the secrets
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Our Collections Centre in Granton, Edinburgh provides state-of-the-art conservation laboratories and enhanced storage for the national collections.Find out more