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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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Save the Galloway Hoard

16 Jun - 29 Oct 2017

Be among the first to see unique and rare Viking-age objects that have lain hidden for a thousand years.

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Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

23 Jun - 12 Nov 2017

Discover a compelling story of loyalty, loss, rebellion and retribution in this major exhibition.

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Age of Oil

21 Jul - 5 Nov 2017
10:00 - 17:00

Exploring the people and places of Scotland’s offshore energy industry, this contemporary art exhibition showcases the work of visual artist Sue Jane Taylor who has worked in some of the most remote and challenging environments in Scotland.

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The Fettercairn Jewel

28 Sep - 31 Dec 2017
10:00 - 17:00

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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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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October Themed Tours

1 Oct - 31 Oct 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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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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October half term

14 Oct - 22 Oct 2017
11:00-16:00

Join us for Pick of the past and our Big Jacobite Weekend at National Museum of Scotland this week.

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Museum Socials

20 Oct 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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Cuairt Ghàidhlig timcheall Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

21 Oct 2017
Disath 21 Dàmh, 11:00 – 12:00 (coinnichibh bho 10:45)

Thigibh còmhla ris an Dr Domhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart, òraidiche ann an Cultar Dùthchasach agus Eachdraidh na Gàidhealtachd aig Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Oilthigh na Gàidhealtachd agus nan Eilean, air chuairt ùidheachail oideachail timcheall an taisbeanaidh Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites.

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Audio Descriptive Tour: Victorian Scotland

21 Oct 2017
14:00-15:00

Guided descriptive audio tour for the visually impaired.

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After Hours Scotland's Early Silver

23 Oct 2017
17:30-19:00

Autistic young adults are invited to come and enjoy exclusive after hours access to our new exhibition Scotland’s Early Silver.

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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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Trading Places

25 Oct 2017
18:30 – 20:00 (doors open 18:15)

Conversations on Scotland’s commercial diaspora past and present.

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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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After the Age of Oil

27 Oct 2017
14:00–15:15 (doors open 13:45)

Join our panel as they reflect on the Scottish energy industry today and the current challenges and opportunities faced by energy companies, innovators and consumers.

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Study Day: Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

28 Oct 2017
10:30 – 15:00 (doors open 10:00)

Join our panel of speakers as they investigate the Jacobite story and challenge many of the misconceptions that still surround this turbulent period in European history.

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Spooky Saturday

28 Oct 2017
10:30 onwards

Take part in some museum mischief and devilish delights to celebrate Hallowe'en.

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Spotlight on: The science of early gunpowder

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

To celebrate Guy Fawkes Night, Dr Haileigh Robertson takes an alternative look at the history of gunpowder and explores how this explosive material inspired many scientific experiments in the 17th century.

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Edinburgh Gaelic Festival: Kilda

4 Nov 2017
11:00 – 11:40 and 14:00 – 14:40

Norrie MacIver (guitar and vocals) and Mhairi Marwick (fiddle) create a lively and energetic sound as they take inspiration from our Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition to perform Scots and Gaelic songs and instrumental sets.

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Understanding Technology: Reflecting on Oil

8 Nov 2017
15:00

A public lecture on everyday engineering in the Age of Oil with Dr Eric Kerr, National University of Singapore.

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Glenmorangie Annual Lecture: Silver

9 Nov 2017
19:00 – 20:15. Doors open 18:15.

Author Lindsay Shen explores the rich and eventful history of this metal that is both precious and useful.

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Museum Late: Jacobites

10 Nov 2017
19:00 - 22:30

Our legendary Museum Lates return with a focus on our stunning Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition.

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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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Spotlight On: The Strathmore Meteorite

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

Join Peter Davidson, Senior Curator of Mineralogy, to discover the story of the Strathmore Meteorite.

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Understanding Technology: Control Room Ethnography

20 Nov 2017
15:00

A public lecture on everyday engineering in the Age of Oil with Dr Eric Kerr, National University of Singapore.

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Annual Open Evening

21 Nov 2017
18:00-20:00

Join us for an evening of behind-the-scenes insight into our collections and our work at National Museums Scotland.

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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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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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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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