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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Display
BUILD IT! A museum made from LEGO®

1 Jan - 30 Jul 2018

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

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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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Feely Friday

20 Apr - 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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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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Spotlight On: Fashion & Style

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

Find out about important recent acquisitions for the NMS Fashion and Textiles collection – and discover the different ways of collecting.

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Edinburgh International Children's Festival

26 May - 27 May 2018
10:00-16:30

Edinburgh International Children's Festival opens with a weekend of free performances.

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Gaelic Language Tour: Turas Gàidhlig

2 Jun 2018
11:30 – 12:30

Join our Volunteer Guide on an introductory tour around the National Museum of Scotland and discover some highlights of the collection.

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Craft Scotland Conference - New Ways of Seeing

7 Jun - 8 Jun 2018

The Craft Scotland conference offers makers, curators, industry specialists and those interested in contemporary craft the opportunity to get inspired, share knowledge, and make connections.

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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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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: 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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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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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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