National Museum of Scotland

Our diverse collections will take you on a journey of discovery through the history of Scotland and around the world, taking in the wonders of nature, art, design and fashion and science and technology – all under one roof.

Exhibition
Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland

26 Jun - 10 Nov 2019
Dramatic highland landscapes, heroic histories, tartan and bagpipes are among the defining images of Scotland for many people around the world today. This exhibition considers the origins of these ideas and explores how they were used to represent Scotland around the world.
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Exhibition
Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk

23 May - 20 Oct 2019
Discover how today’s fashion industry is challenging perceptions and championing alternative ideals of beauty on the catwalk, in advertising, editorial and behind the camera.
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Event
Museum Late: Fringe Fridays

23 Aug 2019
19:30–22:30
Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore our galleries after hours across three exhilarating nights, each with handpicked performers, comedy, music, bars and entry to our summer exhibition, Wild and Majestic.
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Gilded Balloon at the Museum

31 Jul - 26 Aug 2019
Fringe favourites Gilded Balloon present 27 days of inspiring and diverse programming at the museum, showcasing the very best in theatre, children's shows, comedy, music and spoken word.
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Free Fringe Music

3 Aug - 25 Aug 2019
14:05–14:50
Experience the joy of live music at the National Museum of Scotland.
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Gaelic Tour: Wild and Majestic

7 Sep - 8 Nov 2019
14:00–15:00
Join Dr Dòmhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart, University of the Highlands and Islands, for enlightening tours of our Wild and Majestic exhibition.
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Museum information

Opening times

Daily 10:00–17:00
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day 12:00–17:00
New Year's Day 12:00–17:00

Admission

Free, donations welcome

How to find us

Chambers Street,
Edinburgh,
EH1 1JF
Tel: 0300 123 6789
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