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East Fortune Airfield, EH39 5LF
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Edinburgh Castle, EH1 2NG
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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.
Legacies of Empire examines the histories connected to objects brought back from colonial conflict by the military forces of the British Empire.
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.
Science and Technology
20 min read
Explore our archive of Victorian photography, from the early days of daguerreotypes to the birth of photography for the masses. Discover some familiar faces and meet some unexpected characters, and see Scotland as you've never seen it before.
Discover how Victorian inventors and entrepreneurs succeeded in capturing the very first images....
In these short films, experts from the world of photography introduce the heroes of Victorian photography....
Kirke Kook explores the meaning behind some of the photographs in the National Museums Scotland collection....