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Hidden Gems: Scotland’s Agates

4 May 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
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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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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Museum Socials

17 Aug 2018 - 15 Feb 2019
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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Magic Carpet and Magic Carpet Minis

7 Sep - 21 Dec 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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Science Saturday

13 Oct 2018 - 26 Jan 2019
12:00-16:00

Join us for a monthly celebration of all things scientific at our Science Saturdays - there's something for all ages.

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October half term: Our Green Future

14 Oct - 19 Oct 2018
11:00-16:00

Join us for a week of daily activities all about sustainability and eco-friendly living.

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Rip It Up: Key Note Sessions

18 Oct - 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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Invisible Superheroes

20 Oct - 21 Oct 2018
11:00-16:00

From bridges, roads and railways to clean water in our home, explore the world of civil engineering.

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Embroidered Stories : Scottish Samplers

26 Oct 2018 - 21 Apr 2019
10:00-17:00

Get an insight into the lives of children in the 18th and 19th centuries through this unique collection of Scottish samplers on loan from American collector Leslie B. Durst.

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Spooky Saturday

27 Oct 2018
10:30 onwards

Put on your spookiest outfit and enjoy some spooky fun this Halloween.

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Turntable Pop-Up and Performance

3 Nov 2018

Join our Turntable pop up and performance with special guest Scots Makar Jackie Kay to explore memory, identity, family and most importantly of all, the joy of music.

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Off The Record

17 Nov 2018
10:00 – 17:00

Key figures from the music industry will lead seminars, discussions and workshops all aimed at demystifying the industry and providing the knowledge to kickstart a career in music.

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Musical Mayhem

24 Nov - 25 Nov 2018
10:00-16:30

It's the last weekend of our #RipitUp exhibition so come along for some music mayhem.

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Early Doors for Autism: Embroidered Stories

1 Dec 2018
09:00-10:00

Hunt for hidden animals in our fascinating exhibition of samplers and create your own simple embroidery piece.

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Sounds of the Season

9 Dec 2018
12:00-16:00

Join us for an afternoon of performances by local choirs guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit.

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Christmas Art Competition

27 Dec - 30 Dec 2018
10:30-16:30

Be inspired by the museum and get drawing in our annual art competition at National Museum of Scotland.

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Hogmanay Family Fun

31 Dec 2018
10:00-16:00

Join us for a whole day to celebrate Hogmanay.

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Exhibition
Robots

18 Jan - 5 May 2019

From early mechanised human forms to today’s cutting-edge technology, this major exhibition reveals our 500-year quest to make machines human.

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February Half Term

9 Feb - 17 Feb 2019
11:00-16:00

Join us for a week of activities inspired by our new East Asia and Ancient Egypt galleries and our Robots exhibition.

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