Our workshops offer secondary school students to experience history, science, art and design up close, in a practical, hands-on environment.

Careers Hive (S1-3)

Careers Hive is an immersive careers event for S1 to S3 students presented by Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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DNA: A Question of Taste (S5-6)

This hands-on workshop allows Higher and Advanced Higher Biology students to experiment with modern laboratory techniques, including DNA extraction, PCR, restriction enzyme digestion and gel electrophoresis.

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Fashion at the Museum (S4-6)

Discover more about our Fashion and Style gallery through a series of talks and workshops for S4-6 pupils.

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Jewellery handling box (S5-6)

This teacher-led session offers National Qualifications 3-5 and Higher students a chance to explore our contemporary jewellery handling collection.

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Materials handling box (S4-6)

This new teacher-led handling box allows S4-6 pupils to discover more about Material Science through hands-on and gallery-based activities which explore both familiar and unusual objects from across the museum.

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Rip It Up Exhibition (S1-6)

Discover the story of Scottish pop music as we take you on a musical journey from the 1950s to the present day.

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Rip It Up: Popular Music Study Day (S1-6)

Discover the story of Scottish pop music as we take you on a musical journey from the 1950s to the present day.

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Rip It Up: Portrait Photography (S5-6)

Learn the skills you need to prepare for your own fashion shoot with one day at the museum and an afternoon at Stills: Centre for Photography, inspired by the Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop exhibition.

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Robots Exhibition (S1-6)

This major exhibition tells the 500-year story of humanoid robots and what it means to be human.

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Scotland and Britain 1830-1930: Emigration (S4-6)

In this workshop for pupils studying for National Qualifications 3-5 and Highers, objects are used to explore why people left Scotland and what life was like for them in North America.

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Self-led visit (S1-6)

The natural world, world cultures, science, technology, design, art and fashion, archaeology and Scottish history –whatever your topic, come on a self-led visit to find out more!

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Teacher-led handling boxes (S1-6)

Our handling boxes contain artefacts and natural world specimens for pupils from nursery age to S6 to touch and investigate.

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Discover the story of Scottish pop music as we take you on a musical journey from the 1950s to the present day in our new exhibition.

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