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Annual Review 21

The Covid-19 pandemic has made us all change the way that we work, learn and engage with the world.

In 2021, National Museums Scotland responded by shifting its focus to respond directly to the situation and our audience’s needs and requirements.

The Annual Review 2020/21 is now available to view online.

Read the Review 21

Featured exhibition

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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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Membership

Help to protect Scotland’s remarkable objects and the stories they hold. 

Join today and enjoy fantastic savings, with free access to all our museums and exhibitions, exclusive Member experiences and discounts in all our shops and cafes. 

Choose to pay by Direct Debit and you’ll receive 15 months for the price of 12 in your first year!

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Donate now

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.

Thank you.

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LGBTQIA+ Hidden Histories Trail

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

LGBTQIA+ Trail

Explore the Museum online

Discover the remarkable galleries of the National Museum of Scotland on Google Street View

Look inside the galleries
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Search the collections

Our online database contains a selection of the 12 million objects and specimens in our collections. New records are added regularly.

Search our collections

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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