Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore our galleries after hours across three exhilarating nights, each with handpicked performers, comedy, music, bars and entry to our summer exhibition, Rip It Up.

From the Grand Gallery's main stage to more intimate spaces across the museum, discover some of our world class collections whilst soaking up the festival atmosphere. Guest-programmed by the festival gurus at The List, each night of this adults-only extravaganza offers a different take on the Fringe.

This is a taste of the Friday Fringe Takeover during 2016 Edinburgh Fringe. The programme and activities this year will vary to what is shown in this video.

Rip It Up 

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

Midge Ure, with items he is lending to the exhibition, including material related to Live Aid and his hit single ‘Vienna’. Photo © Neil Hanna.

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Event information


10 Aug - 24 Aug 2018


National Museum of Scotland

How much

£18, £16 Members and concessions*

Price includes admission to Rip It Up exhibition

* Concession prices apply to 60+, students and unemployed with ID, disabled people. Carers of disabled people free. A valid NUS or Young Scot card must be shown.

Booking information

Strictly over 18s only. 
Please note that our licensing does not allow us to admit any under 18s to these events. Photo ID may be requested as proof of age.

Book Friday 10 August  

Book Friday 17 August  

Book Friday 24 August  

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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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