Chambers Street, EH1 1JF
Museum openOpen daily, 10:00 - 17:00Free entry
East Fortune Airfield, EH39 5LF
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Philipshill Road, G76 9HR
Edinburgh Castle, EH1 2NG
Museum openOpen daily, 09:45 - 17:00Entry to the museum is free
From design classics to cutting-edge catwalk creations, Beyond the Little Black Dress deconstructs this iconic garment and examines the radical power of the colour black in fashion.
A man from Oceania dramatically poses on a beach covered in a shallow layer of water and seaweed. Throwing his head back and striking a 'warrior pose', his long braided hair, traditional dyed cloth wrapping below his waist, and the boat paddle he holds make him seem powerful and heroic.
A new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland showcasing artworks created in response to the climate crisis in Australia and the Pacific Islands.
Various museum objects
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Fan in European Styles
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View of the underside of the Concorde inside an aircraft hangar
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Woman and man smiling in a gallery with glass cases out of focus..
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A group of carved Lewis chess pieces
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Design a dino or make your own mammoth with our handy how-to guides.
Design-a-saurus [PDF 5MB]
What would your pet dinosaur look like? Design a dino-pal with these colouring sheets created specially by the Beano.
Draw a mammoth [PDF 1.6MB]
Draw a mammoth with instructions created by author and artist Catherine Rayner.