Chambers Street, EH1 1JF
The Museum is now open with new temporary opening hours of 10:30–16:30 daily
Free entry, advance online booking required
East Fortune Airfield, EH39 5LF
The Museum is now open10:00-17:00 daily
Advance online booking required
Philipshill Road, G76 9HR
Edinburgh Castle, EH1 2NG
The museum is now open, 09:45–17:45 daily
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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.