Here you'll find past National Museum Scotland press releases.

2016 press releases.

Here you'll find our press releases from 2016.

2016 Archive: National Museums Scotland 2017 Programme: Ancient Egypt, Early Scottish Silver and the Jacobites

Wednesday 30 November 2016

National Museums Scotland has revealed its exhibitions programme for 2017. The packed programme will explore a diverse range of themes from the story of the Jacobites to the secret world of primates, the mysteries of ancient Egyptian burial to Scotland’s early silver and the life-saving work of The HALO Trust.

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2016 Archive: Styling the Nation

Thursday 13 October, 2016

The National Museum of Scotland will host a sensationally stylish weekend inspired by the Museum’s new Art and Design galleries. Celebrating design and creativity, Styling the Nation will take place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November.

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2016 Archive: Nordic Modernist Design

Tuesday 13 September, 2016

A remarkable collection of Modernist jewellery, glassware and ceramics will go on display for the first time at the National Museum of Scotland this month, when Nordic Modernist Design opens on Friday 23 September.

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2016 Archive: Museum Sleepover: 150th Birthday Bash

Thursday 22 September, 2016

The National Museum of Scotland is hosting a sleepover as part of its 150th anniversary celebrations. Families will have a rare opportunity to spend the night in Scotland’s most popular museum on Saturday 15 October.

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2016 Archive: Monkey Business

Friday 9 September, 2016

The jungle is coming to the National Museum of Scotland this winter as primates swing from the branches, hang by their tails and screech from the canopy in Monkey Business from 9 December 2016.

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2016 Archive: National Museum of Scotland Celebrates Bumper Summer Visitor Numbers

Thursday 8 September, 2016

Two months after ten major new galleries opened at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, the iconic visitor attraction is celebrating bumper visitor numbers.

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2016 Archive: National Museum of Scotland Presents Biggest Ever Festival Programme

Monday 1 August, 2016

The return of the hugely popular Fringe extravaganza Museum After Hours, award-winning contemporary dance, a new partnership with the Gilded Balloon and live music inspired by National Museums Scotland’s five star summer exhibition Celts, all feature in the National Museum of Scotland’s largest ever Fringe programme.

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2016 Archive: 51st Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Tuesday 26 July, 2016

The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, on tour from the Natural History Museum in London, will open at the National Museum of Scotland on Friday 16 September 2016.

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2016 Archive: National Museums Scotland Launches a New Online Game in Partnership with Aardman

Tuesday 19 August 2016

National Museums Scotland has launched a new online game featuring a lovable new character created in partnership with Aardman. The game allows players to use real objects from the Museum’s biomedical collections to care for a digital creature known as “Gen”.

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Kawarasaki Gonjūrō I as Hanakawado Sukeroku, from the series Thirty-six Selected Floral Parallels (Tōsei mitate sanjūrokkasen) Kawarasaki Gonjūrō I as Hanakawado Sukeroku, from the series Thirty-six Selected Floral Parallels (Tōsei mitate sanjūrokkasen)

2016 Archive: Heritage Lottery Fund Awards £950,000 for the National Museum of Scotland

Thursday, 26 May 2016

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced its initial support for the next phase of the Masterplan to transform the National Museum of Scotland.

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2016 Archive: Stone Age Jade from the Alps

Friday, 20 May 2016.

A new display at the National Museum of Scotland will showcase National Museums Scotland’s rarely seen collection of Scottish Stone Age jade axeheads, alongside Tim Pomeroy’s contemporary sculpture, Axehead.

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2016 Archive: National Museum of Scotland Celebrates 150 Years

Thursday, 18 April 2016

The National Museum of Scotland today marks its 150th anniversary, installing a significant item first enjoyed by visitors 150 years ago. The 16th century Italian dish was among the original objects that wowed Victorian visitors when the Museum first opened in 1866.

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2016 Archive: Red Arrows Headline Scotland’s National Airshow as Tickets Go on Sale

Friday 29 April, 2016

The Red Arrows will once again headline Scotland’s National Airshow on Saturday 23 July when the spectacular summer event takes to the skies at the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune.

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2016 Archive: National Museums Scotland and PCS Union Resolve Industrial Dispute

Friday 15 April, 2016

National Museums Scotland and PCS Union are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement which will bring to an end the long running industrial dispute over payment of weekend allowances.

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2016 Archive: Life Support: Stories from the Royal Regiment of Scotland

Thursday 7 April, 2016

A new exhibition, Life Support: Stories from The Royal Regiment of Scotland, will open at the National War Museum in Edinburgh, on Monday 25 April, to mark the Regiment’s first decade of operations.

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2016 Archive: New Keeper of Scottish History and Archaeology at National Museums Scotland

Tuesday 5 April, 2016

National Museums Scotland has appointed Dr Katie Stevenson as its new Keeper of Scottish History and Archaeology.

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2016 Archive: Ready for take-off

Tuesday 22 March, 2016

Aircraft and objects from one of the best and most varied aviation collections in Europe will be unveiled on Good Friday 25 March when two nationally significant Second World War hangars at the National Museum of Flight in East Lothian open following a major redevelopment.

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2016 Archive: Reflecting Telescopes

Monday 21 March, 2016

A new display at the National Museum of Scotland will reveal the work of pioneering Scots in the development of the reflective telescope, Reflecting Telescopes opens on Friday 25 March.

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2016 Archive: Museum Late: Celts

Friday 18 March, 2016

Idlewild will headline an evening of Celtic entertainment at Museum Late: Celts at the National Museum of Scotland on Friday 13 May 2016.

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2016 Archive: National Museum of Scotland counts down to galleries opening

Monday 16 February, 2016

National Museums Scotland is counting down to the opening of ten new galleries at the National Museum of Scotland on Friday, 8 July 2016.

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2016 Archive: Build it!

Thursday 28 January, 2016

The chance to help build a 1.5 metre LEGOⓇ brick model of one of the Lewis Chessmen and watch the construction of a 3.5 metre model of the National Museum of Scotland are two of the highlights of Build It! Adventures with LEGOⓇ Bricks, a series of events and activities taking place at the Museum from 29 January until 17 April.

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2016 Archive: Celts

Thursday 21 January, 2016

The first major British exhibition on the Celts for over 40 years will open at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh on Thursday 10 March 2016.

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2016 Archive: Work Begins on Major Project to Improve Edinburgh’s Chambers Street

Thursday 7 January, 2016

Work to transform the streetscape outside the National Museum of Scotland on Edinburgh’s Chambers Street will start on Sunday 10 January.

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