Wherever you are, there are lots of ways to explore and learn about our amazing collections online.
We may have temporarily closed our doors, but there are lots of ways to explore our collections and continue learning at home.
For families, enjoy our collections through drawing and colouring-in, making, and playing.
Recreate your favourite museum objects and places using the LEGO® or DUPLO® you have at home! Design a minifigure ‘hide and seek’ trail, find out how to build a mini Concorde, or bring your favourite museum object or display to life.Find building ideas and inspiration
For teachers, bring topic learning to life with our digital resources, worksheets and online games.
If you’re looking to read interesting stories from our collection, head to Explore. Simply filter by subject to discover stories about every area of the collections.Explore our collections
We've been working with Google to publish key objects, online exhibits and Museum Views. Using Google's StreetView technology you can take a behind the scenes look at the National Museum of Scotland including the Grand Gallery, Roof Terrace, Exploring East Asia and Ancient Egypt Rediscovered galleries.
Want to find out more about what goes on behind the scenes? Head to our blog to hear about the fascinating things curators and collection services teams (normally) do all day.Visit our blog
Watch and listen as we explore the amazing collections of National Museums Scotland through films, animations and podcasts.Watch & Listen
If you’re a parent or carer trying to entertain your kids, or a teacher looking at remote education, check out our range of online games.Play and Learn
Get up close with this Lewis Chess piece and other objects from our collections. You can see all of our 3D models on Sketchfab.
Our online collection contains a selection of the 12 million objects and specimens in our collections. See what you can discover!Search our collections