Exhibition
Modernist Jewellery

1 Dec 2017 - 15 Jul 2018
10:00 - 17:00

Discover a generation of designers and makers who embraced innovative and diverse influences, from the natural environment to the non-precious materials they used, that would go on to influence a new wave of jewellery production.

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Display
BUILD IT! A museum made from LEGO®

1 Jan - 30 Jul 2018

A beautiful three-metre LEGO® model of the National Museum of Scotland is now on display.

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Tours

1 Jan - 31 Dec 2018
11:00-12:00, 13:00-14:00, 15:00-16:00

Join our volunteer guides on an introductory tour and discover some highlights of the collection.

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Exhibition
Wildlife Photographer of the Year

19 Jan - 29 Apr 2018

Experience this iconic exhibition as it returns to Edinburgh on a grand scale.

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April Themed Tours

1 Apr - 30 Apr 2018
15:00-16:00

Our free guided themed tours at National Museum of Scotland explore everything from Scotland's history to the supernatural.

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Exhibition
Art of Glass

6 Apr - 16 Sep 2018
10:00-17:00

This exhibition explores the work of leading glass artists in Britain today.

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Feely Friday

20 Apr - 29 Jun 2018
13:30-16:30

Discover strange and wonderful objects from our object handling collections every Friday during term time.

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Museum Socials

20 Apr - 16 Mar 2018
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

20 Apr - 29 Jun 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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The Sunday Sketch

22 Apr - 20 May 2018
14:00 – 15:30

Join illustrator and artist Cécile Simonis for our monthly creative session, as she guides you through a range of drawing activities.

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Wildlife Photography Student Masterclass

27 Apr 2018
14:00-15:00

Wildlife photographer Sue Flood leads a class for photography students at Edinburgh Zoo.

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In Conversation with Sue Flood

28 Apr 2018
13:30-14:30

Join award-winning photographer and filmmaker Sue Flood as she tells some amazing stories.

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Display
Hidden Gems: Scotland’s Agates

4 May - 2 Sep 2018
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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Spotlight On: Fashion & Style

10 May 2018
14:00 – 15:00. Doors open 13:45.

Find out about important recent acquisitions for the NMS Fashion and Textiles collection – and discover the different ways of collecting.

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Display
Tim Peake’s Spacecraft

17 May - 4 Aug 2018
10:00 - 17:00

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.

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Gaelic Language Tour: Turas Gàidhlig

18 May - 2 Jun 2018
11:30 – 12:30

Join our Volunteer Guide on an introductory tour around the National Museum of Scotland and discover some highlights of the collection.

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National Museums Collection Centre tours

24 May - 23 Aug 2018
10:30-11:45

Go behind the scenes on a tour of our state-of-the-art collections research centre in Granton, Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh College of Art Fashion Show

25 May 2018

Join Edinburgh College of Art fashion students as they showcase their cutting-edge collections in the National Museum of Scotland’s iconic Grand Gallery.

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Edinburgh International Children's Festival

26 May - 27 May 2018
10:00-16:30

Edinburgh International Children's Festival opens with a weekend of free performances.

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Craft Scotland Conference - New Ways of Seeing

7 Jun - 8 Jun 2018

The Craft Scotland conference offers makers, curators, industry specialists and those interested in contemporary craft the opportunity to get inspired, share knowledge, and make connections.

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Study Afternoon: The Fettercairn Jewel

12 Jun 2018
14:00 – 16:30.

Acquired in 2017, this rare locket conceals secrets which may shed new light on the Renaissance in Scotland. Join our study afternoon as curators and conservators discuss their work into unravelling the mysteries of this precious object. In partnership with Royal Collection Trust

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Spotlight On: Charles Rennie Mackintosh

21 Jun 2018
14:00 – 15:00. Doors open 13:45.

Dr Sally-Anne Huxtable joins Dr Robyne Calvert to discuss the collaborative work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, and their international influence.

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Exhibition
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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Rip It Up: Key Note Sessions

28 Jun 2018
19:30 – 21:00

Music manager Bruce Findlay and author Ian Rankin talk about the tracks and bands that they can’t live without. The first in a series of events bringing together experts and music industry figures to look back at the key moments in the story of Scottish pop.

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Gilded Balloon at the Museum

1 Aug - 27 Aug 2018
Various times

Fringe favourites Gilded Balloon present 27 days of inspiring and diverse programming at the museum. Showcasing the very best in comedy, theatre, children's shows, music and spoken word.

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Free Fringe Music

4 Aug - 26 Aug 2018
14:05 -14:50

Experience the joy of live music at the museum. To celebrate Rip It Up, some of Scotland’s best young contemporary music talents will perform an exciting blend of Scottish pop, traditional Scottish songs and instrumental sets.

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Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

10 Aug - 24 Aug 2018
19:30-22:30

Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore our galleries after hours across three exhilarating nights, each with handpicked performers, comedy, music, bars and entry to our summer exhibition, Rip It Up.

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POP-UP Duets (fragments of love)

15 Aug - 26 Aug 2018
15:30 - 16:15

POP-UP Duets (fragments of love) is a new production by Janis Claxton Dance, a series of short (5-minute), pieces created for public spaces.

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