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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.

Donate today to help protect our remarkable collections and share their stories with the world. Thank you.

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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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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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Discover the latest opening information about visiting, including new safety measures and online timed ticketing. 

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