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Accessing the collections

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

The National Museums Scotland Research Repository contains recently published articles and books written by our staff. The archive enables us to make our research more widely available to all and to ensure materials are preserved to maintain access in the future.

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Collections departments

Those wishing to research the collections, or to request access for scientific research, should contact the relevant curatorial department. Appointments have to be made in advance and we advise two working weeks as a minimum application turnaround.

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