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
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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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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Event
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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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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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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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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