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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Feature
New Ancient Egypt, East Asia and Ceramics galleries

Three new galleries complete the transformation at the National Museum of Scotland.
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Event
Brian Hogg: In Conversation

29 Sep 2018
14:00 – 15:00 (Doors open 13:45)
Brian Hogg, author of All That Ever Mattered: The History of Scottish Rock and Pop, explores the story of Scottish popular music.
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New to the National Collections

17 Aug 2018 - 24 Feb 2019
See new acquisitions from across the museum’s collections, from the skull of a killer whale to cutting-edge ceramic design and beautiful 19th and 20th century Japanese ceramics.
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Exhibition
Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers

26 Oct 2018 - 21 Apr 2019
10:00-17:00
Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers will showcase a small selection of embroideries drawn from over 500 Scottish samplers in the collection of Leslie Durst – an American with a passion for Scotland.
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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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Science Saturday

13 Oct 2018 - 26 Jan 2019
12:00-16:00
Join us for a monthly celebration of all things scientific at our Science Saturdays - there's something for all ages.
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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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