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Climate Change

The global environmental emergency is the biggest challenge facing the world.

Find out more about the work we're doing, discover exhibitions and events, and explore stories about these global issues.

Exploring Climate Change and Biodiversity
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LGBTQIA+ Hidden Histories Trail

Explore LGBTQIA+ stories across our collections in this new trail at the National Museum of Scotland.

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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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Search the collections database

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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