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 - 1 Nov 2018
19:30 – 21:00

Experts and music industry figures look back at the key moments in the story of Scottish pop and discuss the tracks and bands they can’t live without.

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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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Rip It Up at Filmhouse

10 Jul - 24 Jul 2018

A special season of film screenings celebrating Scottish pop music and its vital place within youth culture.

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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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Brian Hogg: In Conversation

29 Sep 2018
14:00 – 15:00 (Doors open 13:45)

Brian Hogg, author of All That Ever Mattered: The History of Scottish Rock and Pop, explores the story of Scottish popular music.

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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.