Explore the science behind space travel with our Summer Space Camp activities, suitable for all the family.

To celebrate the display of Tim Peake's Spacecraft at the Museum, we've got 2 weeks of space-themed activities where you can meet some experts, handle real Space objects and be wowed by demos.

Tim Peake at the National Museum of Scotland. Image by Neil Hanna

Space Camp is sponsored by Artemis Investment Management

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Tim Peake’s Spacecraft

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.

10 activities to try with kids

The National Museum of Scotland is full of fun for kids of all ages. Here are some favourite family-friendly exhibits and interactive games.

Summer Music Mayhem

To celebrate our Rip it Up exhibition, come along for 2 weeks of musical themed activities in our Grand Gallery!
Event information


16 Jul - 27 Jul 2018
11:00 - 16:00

How much

Free (drop-in)

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Discover the story of Scottish pop music as we take you on a musical journey from the 1950s to the present day in our new exhibition.

Members go free!

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Road closures - Sunday 24 June

Chambers Street, George IV Bridge and other nearby roads will be closed to traffic on Sunday 24 June for the Let's Ride UK cycling festival. The museum will be open to the public as usual.