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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.
This display highlights a small selection from our Scottish History & Archaeology collections, showing how research and collecting at National Museums Scotland is reshaping understandings of Scotland in the past, and reflecting the Scotland of today for future generations of museum visitors.
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Science and Technology
15 min play
GEN is an innovative strategy game where you can use biomedical objects from the museum collection to diagnose and treat a digital creature.
Play GEN here
GEN is designed to work on any device so you can play on your smart phone, tablet or your desktop computer.
Developed in partnership with Aardman.
This project is supported by the Wellcome Trust.