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Museum closed to the public from Tuesday 17 March at 5pm until further notice.
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Two strands of history come together in the story of the development of the National Museums Scotland: the desire to have a museum reflecting Scottish history and the wish to have a museum demonstrating international cultures, natural and physical sciences, and decorative art for Scotland. Discover our story from the 18th century beginnings to the present day.History of National Museums Scotland
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