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
Embroidered Stories
Scottish Samplers

26 Oct 2018 - 21 Apr 2019
10:00-17:00
Get an insight into the lives of children in the 18th and 19th centuries through this unique collection of Scottish samplers on loan from American collector Leslie B. Durst.
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Donate to our Transformation Appeal

Donate now to close the final chapter of the National Museum of Scotland’s transformation and help open our new galleries in 2019.
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Event
Christmas Art Competition

27 Dec - 30 Dec 2018
10:30-16:30
Be inspired by the museum and get drawing in our annual art competition at National Museum of Scotland.
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Event
Hogmanay Family Fun

31 Dec 2018
10:00-16:00
Take part in a ceilidh session especially for wee ones, get your toes tapping to some live traditional music and make a robot resolution!
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Hidden Gems: Scotland’s Agates

4 May 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
10:00 - 17:00
The deceptively simple exteriors of agates conceal an enormous spectrum of colour and texture. Discover how and why these beautiful semi-precious Scottish gems have captivated collectors past and present.
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Exhibition
Robots

18 Jan - 5 May 2019
From early mechanised human forms to today’s cutting-edge technology, this major exhibition reveals our 500-year quest to make machines human.
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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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