Omnibot 2000 is the perfect household butler and does what he is asked.

He’ll greet your guests with a joke, pour drinks and serve snacks. Later he’ll return as a DJ to play the top 40 hits.

Operated by remote control, he has many features including a cassette tape player, microphone hook up and a clock and alarm system. The original owners gave this model a tartan hat and kilt to wear and a sporran to hold his remote control, made by Tomy 1984 - 1988.


Header image: Omnibot 2000 sporting a tartan scarf and hat.


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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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Road closures - Sunday 24 June

Chambers Street, George IV Bridge and other nearby roads will be closed to traffic on Sunday 24 June for the Let's Ride UK cycling festival. The museum will be open to the public as usual.