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.
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.
National Museums Scotland is offering a series of events for anyone affected by Dementia and their relatives, friends and supporters.
Take a trip on our Magic Carpet! Explore the fantastic things in our collection in these fun pre-school sessions.
Join us for a monthly celebration of all things scientific at our Science Saturdays - there's something for all ages.
Join us for a week of daily activities all about sustainability and eco-friendly living.
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.
From bridges, roads and railways to clean water in our home, explore the world of civil engineering.
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.
Put on your spookiest outfit and enjoy some spooky fun this Halloween.
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.
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.
It's the last weekend of our #RipitUp exhibition so come along for some music mayhem.
Hunt for hidden animals in our fascinating exhibition of samplers and create your own simple embroidery piece.
Join us for an afternoon of performances by local choirs guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit.
Be inspired by the museum and get drawing in our annual art competition at National Museum of Scotland.
Join us for a whole day to celebrate Hogmanay.
From early mechanised human forms to today’s cutting-edge technology, this major exhibition reveals our 500-year quest to make machines human.
Join us for a week of activities inspired by our new East Asia and Ancient Egypt galleries and our Robots exhibition.