National Museum of Scotland

Our diverse collections will take you on a journey of discovery through the history of Scotland and around the world, taking in the wonders of nature, art, design and fashion and science and technology – all under one roof.

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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Exhibition
Scotland's Early Silver

13 Oct 2017 - 25 Feb 2018
10:00-17:00
Last chance to see this week! This stunning exhibition explores the impact of silver during the first millennium AD.
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Event
Wild Night with Neu! Reekie!

9 Mar 2018
19:30 – 23:00
Explore the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition after hours, and join arts collective Neu! Reekie! for an evening of music, poetry, film and animation.
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Magic Carpet

23 Feb - 30 Mar 2018
10:30 and 11:30
New sessions! Take a trip on the Magic Carpet and Magic Carpet Minis on Fridays during term time to explore the fantastic things in the collection.
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David Olusoga: Civilisations

8 Mar 2018
18.30 - 20.00. Doors open 18:00.
David Olusoga, one of the three presenters of the new BBC Civilisations series, asks β€˜can TV still do that magical thing of bringing people to a place where they believe history and art is for them?’
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Exhibition
Modernist Jewellery

1 Dec 2017 - 29 Apr 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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Exhibition
Down to Earth

10 Nov 2017 - 1 Apr 2018
10:00 - 17:00
Celebrating the centenary of the Strathmore Meteorite, Down to Earth is a small display that reunites the four fragments for the first time, along with pieces of the three other meteorites found on Scottish soil.
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Museum information

Opening times

Daily: 10:00-17:00
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 12:00-17:00
New Year's Day: 12:00-17:00

Admission

Free, donations welcome

How to find us

Chambers Street,
Edinburgh,
EH1 1JF
Tel: 0300 123 6789
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