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Collections facilities

National Museums Scotland offers a range of research facilities at our Collection Centre in Granton. We also offer advice and assistance where possible to those wishing to research our collections.

Search our collections

Our online database contains a selection of the 12 million objects and specimens in our collections.

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Research Repository

The National Museums Scotland Research Repository contains recently published articles and books written by our staff, and enables us to make our research more widely available.
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Collections departments

Those wishing to research the collections should contact the relevant curatorial department. We advise two working weeks as a minimum application turnaround for appointments.
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