The National Museum of Scotland is the UK's most popular attraction outside of London. Discover why below.
Discover the remarkable culture and achievements of the ancient Egyptians and explore one of the most significant East Asia collections in the UK.Explore the galleries
At the National Museum of Scotland, you'll embark 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.Top 10 things to see and do
The National Museum of Scotland is full of fun for kids of all ages. Here are some favourite family-friendly exhibits and interactive games to try.Top 10 activities to try with kids
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Join our volunteer guides on an introductory tour of the museum and discover some highlights of the collection.Guided tours
Explore the museum online via Google Arts & Culture’s Museum View experience.Tour the museum on Google StreetView
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From the age of dinosaurs to the technology of the future, our galleries contain treasures from around the world.
Join our volunteer guides on an introductory tour and discover some highlights of the collection.
Your journey of discovery starts here...
The National Museum of Scotland is full of fun for kids of all ages!
Explore the museum with our free downloadable family trails.