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Out and about in Edinburgh: an adult learners' course

Out and About in Edinburgh was a five week course, developed by the City Community Learning Team for adult learners from South Bridge Resource Centre, Edinburgh delivered at the National Museum of Scotland.

Unmask the Lewis chess pieces

Welcome to the world of the Lewis chess pieces! Discover all there is to know about these mysterious figures in this interactive resource.

Micro parasites

We are at war with the malaria parasite! Can you fight this as it transforms into different deadly strains of malaria?

Build a parasite

Build a parasite and find out what diseases it can cause.

Museum libraries

Our library services support the research and learning needs of Museum staff, visitors, and the wider external research community.

STEM engagement

Find out more about the diversity of our science collections, our research and our commitment to science communication through formal and informal learning.


Welcome to a world of learning with National Museums Scotland.

Silk embroidered postcard sent by Private William Dick to his wife in November 1915.
Next of Kin touring project

The Next of Kin touring programme commemorated the centenary of the First World War across Scotland through a touring exhibition, learning programme and online resources.

Special projects

This vital support from funding and grants enables communities across Scotland to enjoy access to our collections, try fun activities and experience new learning opportunities.

CPD and events for teachers

We have a range of events and CPD for teachers looking to visit our museums or use our collections in their classrooms.

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