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We care for museum collections of national and international importance, presenting and interpreting them for a broad audience. Discover the diversity of all we do here.

What we do

At National Museums Scotland, we care for collections of national and international importance, preserving them, interpreting them and making them accessible to as many people as possible.

Services and expertise

At National Museums Scotland we aim to share our collections and expertise as widely as possible through research, loans, advice and training.

Contact us

Contact the relevant team at the National Museums Scotland using the information below. We look forward to hearing from you!


Welcome to a world of learning with National Museums Scotland

Outreach and engagement

Our community outreach work is tailored to meet the needs and interests of specific target groups, to offer wider access to our objects and resources and through Schools Outreach.
Conserving an Egyptian coffin

Jobs and volunteering

Want to work with us? Every member of staff has a key role to play in preserving and interpreting our collections and making them accessible to all. Our volunteers provide vital help in running events, caring for our collections and sharing knowledge.

Venue hire

National Museums Scotland offers a collection of spectacular venues to suit every occasion. For intimate dinners for 12 guests to grand celebrations for 1,500, each unique and versatile setting ensures and an unforgettable event.

Our organisation

This section contains information about the way in which National Museums Scotland is run: our vision, mission and values; our Executive Team and Trustees; and our commitment to providing the best possible service.

Press office

Our press office handles UK and international media requests for the four national museums and our collection centre.
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