24 Jul 2021 - 17 Apr 2022
The typewriter not only revolutionised offices, but also transformed the world of work - especially for women. Explore how these remarkable machines have helped to influence both society and technology, and why they are still popular today.Find out more
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.
Explore LGBTQIA+ stories across our collections in this new trail at the National Museum of Scotland.LGBTQIA+ Trail
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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.
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Discover the remarkable galleries of the National Museum of Scotland on Google Street ViewLook inside the galleries
Our online database contains a selection of the 12 million objects and specimens in our collections. New records are added regularly.Search our collections
Our Collections Centre in Granton, Edinburgh provides state-of-the-art conservation laboratories and enhanced storage for the national collections.Find out more