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Things to see and do

The National Museum of Scotland is the UK's most popular attraction outside of London. Discover why below.

With thousands of amazing objects across multiple galleries, the Museum offers you a world of discovery all under one roof.
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Museum trails

To help you explore the museum and make new discoveries,
we've created three trails that give a fresh perspective on
the collections.

Discover our trails
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Monarch butterfly

The Monarch is well known for its ability to travel great distances, and the migrations in North America are one of the greatest natural phenomena in the world. Find out more about the epic migration here and in a new display in Animal Senses on Level 3.

A story of migration
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Take a tour on Google StreetView

Explore the museum online via Google Arts & Culture’s Museum View experience.

Tour the museum on Google StreetView
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