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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.
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From Samurai treasures to tiny netsuke, the National Museum of Scotland has the largest Japanese collection in Scotland. Comprising some 10,000 objects, it covers a wide range of material from the Neolithic period to the present day.
Explore highlights of our Japanese collection, from tiny netsuke to cutting edge designs, superb ceramics to Ainu artefacts....
This beautiful 19th century woodblock print by the acclaimed artist Utagawa Kunisada features the actor Kawarasaki Gonjūrō I....
This 19th century writing box displays the height of the Japanese lacquer artist's skill....
Explore our collection of wonderful miniature Japanese sculptures that served functional and aesthetic purposes....
Discover the way of the Japanese warrior....
This woven bamboo flower basket titled ‘Crane Dance’ was created by Japanese artist Buseki Suikō in 2009....
This delightful 18th-century Japanese hanging scroll celebrates the New Year....
This 13-metre-long handscroll shows the bustling life in the theatre district of Edo (today's Tokyo) around 1700. It shows people ...