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National Museum of Scotland

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National Museum of Scotland

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


Free entry

Opening times

Museum open
Open daily, 10:00 - 17:00

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Bernat Klein 🧶

Explore the life and career of Bernat Klein, one of the 20th century’s leading forces in modernist design, in this free exhibition marking the centenary of his birth.

Find out more about Bernat Klein: Design in Colour
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Family hub

All you need to know for a great family visit at the museum.

Explore our family hub
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Happy LGBT+ History Month! 🌈

Explore fascinating stories across our collections in our LGBTQIA+ Hidden Histories Trail trail at the National Museum of Scotland.

View the LGBTQIA+ Trail
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Plan a schools visit

The natural world, world cultures, science, technology, design, art and fashion, archaeology and Scottish history – whatever your topic, bring your class on a visit to find out more.

Find out more

Museum maps

Plan your visit to the National Museum of Scotland with our maps to view online or print at home.

View and download the maps
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We take pride in maintaining the highest standards to make your visit as rewarding as possible.

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