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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.
Scottish History and Archaeology
5 min read
1914 brought war to Scotland on what would prove to be an unprecedented scale. Delve into the stories behind those who fought in the First World War through a selection of keepsakes and objects on display at National Museum of Scotland.
Discover a range of paintings, drawings and pastels from the First and Second World Wars from our military collection....
Florence Mellor worked as a volunteer nurse treating wounded troops....
Find out about life in the trenches from a selection of letters from the First World War by Captain William Bennet-Clark....
Explore treasured artefacts passed down through generations, providing a personal insight into the lives of those at home and on t...
Find out how and why the poppy was adopted as a symbol of remembrance in the aftermath of the First World War....