Chambers Street, EH1 1JF
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East Fortune Airfield, EH39 5LF
Museum now open
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Philipshill Road, G76 9HR
Edinburgh Castle, EH1 2NG
Open daily, 09.45 - 16.45
The Galloway Hoard brings together the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland. It is of international significance and will transform our understanding of this period of Scottish history.
Discover the facts about a large ocean sunfish that stranded off Scotland’s coast in 2020 and hear what we can learn from studying this strange fish.
Explore stories, films, games and resources from the museums’ collections.
Our online database contains a selection of the 12 million objects and specimens in our collections.
Have fun with our collections whether you’re at home or outdoors.
Explore the amazing collections of National Museums Scotland through films, animations and podcasts.
Discover all the benefits of Membership and find out about types of Membership, prices and ways to join here.
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.
20 min play
Ancient Egypt was one of the earliest and longest-lived civilisations, spanning almost 4000 years of history. Explore the world of Ancient Egypt by playing our games.
Can you build a grand pyramid for the king's tomb? Where will you put it? What size will it be? What will you use to build it? And...
Can you prepare the high priest for the Afterlife? Be quick - you only have until sunrise to collect everything you need!...
Looking for a challenge? Join our expedition to explore an ancient Egyptian tomb....
Explore the Egyptian landscape with our interactive map and learn about life and death along the Nile....
Dress like an Egyptian queen or a craftsman and learn about Egyptian clothing....
What do ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs mean? Learn to translate them here....
How quickly can you help the craftsmen find their basic supplies in the temple stores?...