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
Embroidered Stories
Scottish Samplers

26 Oct 2018 - 21 Apr 2019
10:00-17:00
Get an insight into the lives of children in the 18th and 19th centuries through this unique collection of Scottish samplers on loan from American collector Leslie B. Durst.
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Rip It Up: Key Note Sessions

18 Oct - 1 Nov 2018
19:30 – 21:00
Experts and music industry figures look back at the key moments in the story of Scottish pop and discuss the tracks and bands they can’t live without.
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Science Saturday

13 Oct 2018 - 26 Jan 2019
12:00-16:00
Join us for a monthly celebration of all things scientific at our Science Saturdays - there's something for all ages.
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October half term: Our Green Future

14 Oct - 19 Oct 2018
11:00-16:00
Join us for a week of daily activities all about sustainability and eco-friendly living.
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Museum Late: Rip It Up

16 Nov 2018
19:00–22:30
Our Museum Lates return in November with a Rip It Up-themed evening extravaganza!
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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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