Chambers Street, EH1 1JF
Museum openOpen daily, 10:00 - 17:00
East Fortune Airfield, EH39 5LF
Open weekends onlySat and Sun, 10:00 - 16:00
Philipshill Road, G76 9HR
Edinburgh Castle, EH1 2NG
Museum openOpen daily, 09:45 - 16:45
A new exhibition exploring the artistry and legacy of one of the world’s rarest, most coveted and biggest books.
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
Discover more about our amazing objects through stories, films, games and resources.
Fan in European Styles
Our online database contains a selection of the 12 million objects and specimens in our collections.
Find out more about how we operate, and explore our history, leadership team and current strategy.
Bring the Curriculum for Excellence to life with the help of the national collections.
Woman and man smiling in a gallery with glass cases out of focus..
Scottish History and Archaeology
10 min activity
The Lewis chess pieces live in the National Museum of Scotland. Colour them in or cut out and make your own chess piece here.
Make your own Lewis chess piece [PDF 122KB]
Make your own Lewis chess piece King and Queen.
Lewis chess piece colouring sheet [PDF 73KB]
Colour in the famous Lewis chess pieces from the National Museum of Scotland.