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Biobank

Our specialist Biobank facility comprises thousands of frozen tissue samples used by researchers worldwide as sources of DNA.

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Gothic Revival vase by William Burges

This elaborate 19th century vase was created by the architect and designer William Burges, and formed part of his opulent interior decoration design for Cardiff Castle.

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Unexpected new Jurassic deep-marine crocodile

A recently described new species suggests that during the Late Jurassic a group of teleosauroids was getting better adapted to a pelagic lifestyle.

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A Lions Kingdom in Decline

A recent paper reveals a double blow to lion populations over the last 20,000 years.

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Make your own Supercat mask

Is your cat a #Supercat? Find out more about the campaign to save the Scottish Wildcat and make your own #Supercat mask here.

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Renewables

A few years ago I was given access to capture the people and places at the cutting edge of the deep-water renewables industry...

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Culture vessel

This simple looking object made it possible for the first clinical trials and batch production of penicillin to take place. Its design marks a significant milestone in the history of medicine.

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Our Chinese collection

From ancient ceramics to imperial jade, oracle bones to contemporary propaganda posters, our Chinese collection spans over four thousand years and includes around 11,000 items.

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Carved oak doors associated with Mary of Guise

When medieval buildings in Blyth’s Close off Edinburgh’s Castlehill were demolished, these pieces - associated with Mary of Guise - were rescued.

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Jacobite supporters: Sir John Hynde Cotton's tartan suit

This magnificent tartan suit belonged to Sir John Hynde Cotton, described as ‘one of the most zealous Jacobites in England’.

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Westness brooch-pin

A masterpiece of early medieval art, this silver brooch-pin decorated with gold, amber and glass was found buried within a Viking grave in Orkney.

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Rob Roy MacGregor: Sporran clasp with concealed pistols

This sporran clasp, as worn by Rob Roy in Walter Scott's novel, hides a deadly secret: four concealed pistols.

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博物馆探秘

在苏格兰国家博物馆,你将开启一段发现之旅,探索苏格兰和世界各地的悠久历史,领略自然奇观、艺术、设计与时尚和科技等让人赞叹之处。种种精彩,尽在一处。

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Frances Farquharson's tartan suit

This dramatic suit was worn by the flamboyant fashion editor turned Highland society hostess Frances Farquharson.

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Hanging Scroll Painting

This delightful 18th-century Japanese hanging scroll celebrates the New Year.

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Nature's Palette: Colouring our World

A lavishly illustrated new guide to Werner’s Nomenclature of Colour marking the bicentenary of the publication of the second edition.

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James Clerk Maxwell's dynamical top

The dynamical top is another form of spinning top. It is a demonstration gyroscope which James Clerk Maxwell worked on from 1856.

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