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
Rip It Up
The Story of Scottish Pop

22 Jun - 25 Nov 2018
Discover the story of Scottish pop music at the National Museum of Scotland as we take you on a musical journey from the 1950s to the present day.
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Event
Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

10 Aug - 24 Aug 2018
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, Rip It Up.
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Exhibition
Art of Glass

6 Apr - 16 Sep 2018
10:00-17:00
This exhibition explores the work of leading glass artists in Britain today.
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Event
Rip It Up: Key Note Sessions

27 Sep - 1 Nov 2018
19:30 – 21:00
Experts and music industry figures look back at the key moments in the story of Scottish pop and discuss the tracks and bands they can’t live without.
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Free Fringe Music

4 Aug - 26 Aug 2018
14:05 -14:50
Experience the joy of live music at the museum. To celebrate Rip It Up, some of Scotland’s best young contemporary music talents will perform an exciting blend of Scottish pop, traditional Scottish songs and instrumental sets.
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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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Discover the story of Scottish pop music as we take you on a musical journey from the 1950s to the present day in our new exhibition.

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