Chambers Street, EH1 1JF
Museum now openOpen daily, 10.00 - 16:30
East Fortune Airfield, EH39 5LF
Museum now open
Open daily, 10.00 - 17:00
Philipshill Road, G76 9HR
Edinburgh Castle, EH1 2NG
Open daily, 09:45 - 17:45
Galloway Hoard Hub Bird Pin
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.
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.
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.
10 min play
Can't find what you're looking for? The game below was created using Adobe Flash a long time ago and may no longer be playable on all web browsers.
We have a range of other online games for you to explore, including our popular Build a Pyramid game.
We've picked our best online games exploring topics from ancient Egypt to genetics and pop music to play on mobile, tablet or desktop.
Our museums are now open and tickets are available to book. We can't wait to welcome you back.
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