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
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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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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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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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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June Themed Tours

1 Jun - 30 Jun 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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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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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.

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