Chambers Street, EH1 1JF
Open daily, 10:00 - 17:00
East Fortune Airfield, EH39 5LF
Museum openOpen daily, 10:00 - 17:00
Philipshill Road, G76 9HR
Edinburgh Castle, EH1 2NG
Open daily, 09:45 - 16:45
The typewriter not only revolutionised offices, but also transformed the world of work - especially for women. Explore how these remarkable machines have helped to influence both society and technology, and why they are still popular today.
Legacies of Empire examines the histories connected to objects brought back from colonial conflict by the military forces of the British Empire.
Various museum objects
Explore stories, films, games and resources from the museums’ collections.
Fan in European Styles
Our online database contains a selection of the 12 million objects and specimens in our collections.
Little girl with an accordion
Have fun with our collections whether you’re at home or outdoors.
Screenshot from Discover Your Animal animation
Explore the amazing collections of National Museums Scotland through films, animations and podcasts.
A family outside of the National Museum of Flight
Discover all the benefits of Membership and find out about types of Membership, prices and ways to join here.
Lewis Chessmen Group
Our stories live on in the objects we leave behind, objects that have the power to inspire people now and in the future. But without protection these objects and their stories can be lost forever.
Hedjet the Hippo's Ancient Egyptian trail
Hedjet's trail teachers' notes
Romans trail (teachers' notes)
Vikings trail (teachers' notes)
Victorian Reporter trail
Victorian Reporter trail (teachers' notes)
Build a story at the Museum
Cuir sgeulachd ri chèile san taigh-tasgaidh
Read your way around the Museum
Leugh do shlighe timcheall Taigh-tasgaidh Naiseanta na h-Alba!
Building Challenge (primary schools)
Slighe nan Togalaichean (Bun-sgoiltean)
Slighe nan Togalaichean - Freagairtean
Money Career Challenge (primary schools)
Tech Career Challenge (primary schools)
Career Challenge answers
Pop Bottle Rocket
Packing for the journey
Questions and answers
Meet the Pilot worksheet