Exhibition
Modernist Jewellery

1 Dec 2017 - 15 Jul 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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Tours

1 Jan - 31 Dec 2018
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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Exhibition
Art of Glass

6 Apr - 16 Sep 2018
10:00-17:00

This exhibition explores the work of leading glass artists in Britain today.

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Magic Carpet

20 Apr - 29 Jun 2018
10:30 and 11:30

Take a trip on our Magic Carpet! Explore the fantastic things in our collection in these fun pre-school sessions.

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Display
Hidden Gems: Scotland’s Agates

4 May - 2 Sep 2018
10:00 - 17:00

The deceptively simple exteriors of agates conceal an enormous spectrum of colour and texture. Discover how and why these beautiful semi-precious Scottish gems have captivated collectors past and present.

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Tim Peake’s Spacecraft

17 May - 4 Aug 2018
10:00 - 17:00

See the Soyuz spacecraft used for European Space Agency Astronaut Tim Peake’s Principia Mission to the International Space Station and accompanying virtual reality adventure.

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National Museums Collection Centre tours

24 May - 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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Feely Friday

25 May - 29 Jun 2018
13:30-16:30

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

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June Themed Tours

1 Jun - 30 Jun 2018
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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Understanding Technology: The Anthropocene as a Challenge to Disciplines, Museums and History

14 Jun 2018
15:00-16:30

Join Prof Helmuth Trischler of the Deutsches Museum for our latest Understanding Technology lecture, entitled Blurred Boundaries: The Anthropocene as a Challenge to Disciplines, Museums and History.

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Museum Socials

15 Jun - 21 Sep 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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Spotlight On: Charles Rennie Mackintosh

21 Jun 2018
14:00 – 15:00. Doors open 13:45.

Please note, this talk is now fully booked.

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Exhibition
Rip It Up : The Story of Scottish Pop

22 Jun - 25 Nov 2018

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

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Rip It Up Opening Weekend

23 Jun 2018

To mark the opening of our Rip It Up exhibition, join us for a pop up performance from young singer-songwriter Annie Booth and visit our vintage photobooth to be styled as a Scottish pop icon!

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Rip It Up: Key Note Sessions

28 Jun 2018
19:30 – 21:00

Music manager Bruce Findlay and author Ian Rankin talk about the tracks and bands that they can’t live without. The first in a series of events bringing together experts and music industry figures to look back at the key moments in the story of Scottish pop.

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Summer Music Mayhem

2 Jul - 15 Jul 2018

To celebrate our Rip it Up exhibition, come along for 2 weeks of musical themed activities in our Grand Gallery!

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Space Camp

16 Jul - 27 Jul 2018
11:00 - 16:00

Explore the science behind space travel with our Summer Space Camp activities, suitable for all the family.

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Gilded Balloon at the Museum

1 Aug - 27 Aug 2018
Various times

Fringe favourites Gilded Balloon present 27 days of inspiring and diverse programming at the museum. Showcasing the very best in comedy, theatre, children's shows, music and spoken word.

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In Conversation: Geoffey Mann and Karlyn Sutherland

2 Aug 2018
18:30-19:30 (Doors open 18:00)

A conversation with Scottish glass artists featured in the Art of Glass exhibition.

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Free Fringe Music

4 Aug - 26 Aug 2018
14:05 -14:50

Experience the joy of live music at the museum. To celebrate Rip It Up, some of Scotland’s best young contemporary music talents will perform an exciting blend of Scottish pop, traditional Scottish songs and instrumental sets.

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Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

10 Aug - 24 Aug 2018
19:30-22:30

Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore our galleries after hours across three exhilarating nights, each with handpicked performers, comedy, music, bars and entry to our summer exhibition, Rip It Up.

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POP-UP Duets (fragments of love)

15 Aug - 26 Aug 2018
15:30 - 16:15

POP-UP Duets (fragments of love) is a new production by Janis Claxton Dance, a series of short (5-minute), pieces created for public spaces.

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Edinburgh Gaelic Festival: Gary Innes and ERA Band

4 Nov 2018
11:30 – 12:00 and 13:05 – 13:45

Gary Innes, Craig Irving and Ewen Henderson – all members of Scottish rock-folk band Mànran – perform a lively mix of self-penned, contemporary and traditional Scots/Gaelic songs and instrumental sets as they take inspiration from our Rip it Up exhibition.

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