Enjoy science-themed hands-on activities, demonstrations and specialist talks. Everyone is welcome at these events for all ages.

4 May - Explore Robots on film

As the Robots exhibition draws to a close, on this very special day for sci-fi film fans, we will be exploring robots in popular culture. Discover robots used in real-life research and get hands-on with some tiny robot friends. Learn how science fiction has influenced science reality and hear special guests discuss everything from sound to the special effects in some of our film favourites.

Replica of Maria, designed by Walter Schulze-Mittendorff for Fritz Lang’s film Metropolis, 1927. WSM Art – Walter Schulze-Mittendorff © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum.

20 July - Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing


Find out more


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

Science and Technology galleries

Communications, transport, industry, engineering, energy and medicine: how have scientific and technological inventions changed our lives? Explore the history of innovation in Scotland and across the world through interactive games and thought-provoking displays.

Robots events

From fantasy films to technology talks, discover a packed programme of events for our Robots exhibition.
Event information


4 May - 20 Jul 2019


National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh

How much

Free, drop-in


There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge. Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0. Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted. Click here to find more information.

Back to top