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Parasites: Designing an exhibition about scientific research

14 Apr 2020

This event is cancelled.

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Exhibition Curator Sophie Goggins chairs a panel discussion with researchers from the Universities of Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow involved in the creation of our Parasites exhibition to discuss the role exhibitions play in making complex research accessible to the wider public.

Looking down the microscope in the Parasites exhibition © Neil Hannah

Symptom checking on our Parasites exhibition © Neil Hannah

Getting here

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street


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We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit. 


  • The Auditorium is wheelchair accessible, and there is access to an accessible toilet.
  • There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge. 
  • Lifts are available to all floors.
  • Accessible toilets are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0.
  • There is also an induction loop in the Auditorium.
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted.

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