Event
National Museum of Scotland

Burns Unbound

21 Jan 2018
11:00-16:00
Release your inner bard with a day of Burns-themed fun for all ages.

Exhibition
National Museum of Scotland

Scotland's Early Silver

13 Oct 2017 - 25 Feb 2018
10:00-17:00
This stunning exhibition explores the impact of silver during the first millennium AD.

Exhibition
National Museum of Scotland

Modernist Jewellery

1 Dec 2017 - 29 Apr 2018
10:00 - 17:00
Discover a generation of designers and makers who embraced innovative and diverse influences, from the natural environment to the non-precious materials they used, that would go on to influence a new wave of jewellery production.
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