Exhibition
The Fettercairn Jewel

This newly acquired and exceptionally rare jewel is on display at the National Museum of Scotland for the first time this autumn.

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Astronaut Tim Peake’s Soyuz Spacecraft

The Soyuz spacecraft used for European Space Agency Astronaut Tim Peake’s Principia Mission to the International Space Station will go on display at the National Museum of Scotland from May to August 2018.

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Tours

1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2017
11:00-12:00, 13:00-14:00, 15:00-16:00

Join our volunteer guides on an introductory tour and discover some highlights of the collection.

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BUILD IT! A museum made from LEGO®

1 Jun 2016 - 31 Dec 2017

A beautiful three-metre LEGO® model of the National Museum of Scotland is now on display.

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Feely Friday

29 Sep - 22 Dec 2017
13:30-16:30

Discover strange and wonderful objects from our handling collections every Friday during term time.

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Scotland's Early Silver

13 Oct 2017 - 25 Feb 2018
10:00-17:00

This stunning exhibition explores the impact of silver during the first millennium AD.

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Magic Carpet

25 Oct - 20 Dec 2017
Every Wednesday 10:30-10:55, 11:30-11:55

Take a trip on the Magic Carpet to explore the fantastic things in the collection.

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National Museums Collection Centre tours

26 Oct 2017 - 23 Aug 2018
10:30-11:45

Go behind the scenes on a tour of our state-of-the-art collections research centre in Granton, Edinburgh.

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Magic Carpet Minis

26 Oct - 21 Dec 2017
Every Thursday 10:30-10:50, 11:30-11:50

Magic Carpet Mini sessions are especially for really young children and their carers. Come along for songs, stories, rhymes and objects in the unique museum setting.

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November Themed Tours

1 Nov - 30 Nov 2017
15:00-16:00

Our free guided themed tours at National Museum of Scotland explore everything from Scotland's history to the supernatural.

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Down to Earth

10 Nov 2017 - 1 Apr 2018
10:00 - 17:00

Celebrating the centenary of the Strathmore Meteorite, Down to Earth is a small display that reunites the four fragments for the first time, along with pieces of the three other meteorites found on Scottish soil.

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Stereoscopy: An Introduction to Victorian Stereo Photography

13 Nov - 27 Nov 2017
3 hours per week

Discover why the stereoscope and stereo photography mesmerised Victorians in this free online course.

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Museum Socials

17 Nov 2017 - 19 Jan 2018
10:30-12:00

National Museums Scotland is offering a series of events for anyone affected by Dementia and their relatives, friends and supporters.

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Sustainable Style

23 Nov 2017
18:30 – 20:00 (doors open 18:15)

The fashion industry uses vast amounts of raw materials and energy. How can a new economic model help to reduce waste and promote creativity - of designers, manufacturers and consumers?

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Tweed in Fashion

25 Nov 2017
14:00–15:00 (doors open 13:45)

Author Fiona Anderson explores the history, design and consumption of these fashion textiles.

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St Andrew’s Shorts

25 Nov - 26 Nov 2017

Join us for mini Scotland-themed sessions this weekend to celebrate St Andrew’s Day, including stories, music, performances and hands-on activities.

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Exhibition
Modernist Jewellery

1 Dec 2017 - 29 Apr 2018
10:00 - 17:00

Discover a generation of designers and makers who embraced innovative and diverse influences, from the natural environment to the non-precious materials they used, that would go on to influence a new wave of jewellery production.

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Christmas Season

2 Dec - 30 Dec 2017

Get in the festive mood with crafts, seasonal songs and art at National Museum of Scotland.

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Early Doors for Autism: Silver Shimmer

16 Dec 2017
09:00-10:00

Exclusive access for autistic children to our Scotland's Early Silver exhibition plus Christmas Crafts.

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Hogmanay Family Ceilidh

31 Dec 2017
14:00–15:30

Enjoy an afternoon of whirling and birling for all ages with the Canongate Cadjers Ceilidh Band and friends.

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Centre for Open Learning at the National Museum of Scotland

16 Jan - 18 Jan 2018

The University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Open Learning courses at the National Museum of Scotland

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Exhibition
Wildlife Photographer of the Year

19 Jan - 29 Apr 2018

Experience this iconic exhibition as it returns to Edinburgh on a grand scale.

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Burns Unbound

21 Jan 2018
11:00-16:00

Celebrate our national bard with a packed programme of music, performance and activities for all ages.

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Symposium: New Light on Old Metal

24 Feb 2018
09:30 - 17:00. Doors open 09:00.

A symposium bringing together national and international experts in the field of ancient metallurgy and metalwork collections.

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Exhibition
Rip It Up

22 Jun - 25 Nov 2018

Discover the story of Scottish pop music at the National Museum of Scotland next summer as we take you on a musical journey from the 1950s to the present day.

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