Exhibition
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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Event
Magic Carpet and Magic Carpet Minis

11 Jan - 5 Apr 2019
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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Event
Museum Socials

18 Jan - 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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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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Event
Science Saturday

19 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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Event
Exploring Automata

19 Jan 2019
13:30 – 14:05 and 15:00 – 15:35

SOLD OUT. Join curator Tacye Phillipson and the House of Automata to learn about the weird and wonderful mechanical and artistic forerunner to robots.

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Event
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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Event
Chinese New Year

9 Feb - 16 Feb 2019

Enjoy a spectacular music or dance performance, give calligraphy a go, make a paper lantern or dress up in traditional costume for a family photo.

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Event
Study Day: Scottish Samplers

21 Mar 2019
10:30 – 15:30 (doors open 10:00)

Delve deeper into the history of samplers in a dedicated study day.

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Display
Microscopes : Nature Revealed

29 Mar - 15 Sep 2019

This display will tell the stories of the makers and users of an instrument that has been fundamental in improving our understanding of the natural world.

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Exhibition
Parasites : Battle for Survival

6 Dec 2019 - 19 Apr 2020

This exhibition will explore the fight to eradicate five neglected tropical diseases and the role of research taking place in Scotland to do this.

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Exhibition
Tyrannosaurs

24 Jan - 4 May 2020

The most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted on tyrannosaurs is coming to the National Museum of Scotland! Tyrannosaurs will explore the most feared and revered of all dinosaurs, bringing the latest palaeontological discoveries to life and challenging preconceptions about these ferocious predators.

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