For Teachers: Secondary Resources
Explore a range of activities suitable for pupils working at Third and Fourth Levels and Senior Phase including the First World War, Parasites and Fashion.
Second World War: VE Day
Every year on 8 May, people take time to reflect and remember the sacrifices people made during the war, but also to mark this day of celebration.
For Teachers: Primary Resources
Explore a range of activities suitable for pupils working at Early, First and Second Levels including:
- Writing a story
- Maths and numeracy
Commercial aviation in the 20th century
Thursday 25 June 2020 marks the 65th anniversary of the first flight of the Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer. We mark this occasion with a look back at how commercial aviation has changed.
Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder
Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder explored the science behind the global hit television series Doctor Who and give fans a chance to experience the Doctor’s adventures from a scientific perspective.
Maori craftsmanship and museum conservation bring to life one of our most unusual and intriguing objects.
Hawker Siddeley Harrier
Known as the ‘jump jet’, the Harrier was the world’s first vertical take-off combat aeroplane to enter operational service. The Harrier at the National Museum of Flight is the oldest in existence.
Take a look inside one of the most treasured objects in the National Museum of Scotland.
Museum Moves: Family Yoga
Use these seven yoga based poses to move, stretch and get energised, inspired by our collections. You can do each one on its own or all seven together in a 'yoga flow'.
Second World War: People and Places
Images of people taking part in aspects of everyday life at home and and on the front line during the Second World War from the Scottish Life Archive and the collection.
Letters from the trenches
Find out about life in the trenches from a selection of letters from the First World War by Captain William Bennet-Clark.
Discover how these amazing glass models have been educating and inspiring visitors for almost 150 years.
Making Circles Schools Project
The Making Circles schools project invited children to be inspired by National Museums Scotland’s collections to create new Circular Economy products.
Moby the whale
Discover how the skull of a 40ft whale, which captured the heart of the nation, has become a permanent feature at the National Museum of Scotland.
Alexander Peden's mask
Behind this frightening-looking mask, worn as a disguise by the outlawed Covenanting minister Alexander Peden, lies a fascinating story of rebellion and religious conviction.
The Messerschmitt Komet was the fastest aircraft of the Second World War, and the only rocket-powered fighter plane ever to be used in combat.
Avro Vulcan B.2A
See the world's first delta winged bomber on display at National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield.
Enigma encoding machine
This Enigma machine is of the type used by the German Navy on submarines to encode messages during World War II. Discover the secrets of this famous code maker here.
Find out how this revolutionary telescope was invented, and how it found a home at the National Museum of Scotland.
Museum Maker: How to make paper art
We’ve teamed up with upcyling experts Ostrero and artist Bryony Knox to create three paper-cut designs inspired by Scottish animals. Choose from a stately stag, a magical unicorn or a red squirrel!
The designs are inspired by paper-cut art from Mexico . Look out for some examples in our Patterns of Life gallery.
We trace the story of the Australian mammals in the Natural World galleries at the National Museum of Scotland and meet the rare numbat.
From the early 20th century, the tractor helped to transformed farm life in Scotland. There are several examples on display in the collection at the National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride.
Meet Ching Ching the panda, one of the world’s most endangered species in Survival at National Museum of Scotland.
Our legendary Museum Lates return in October restyled as Fashionably Late! This fashion-themed evening extravaganza celebrates our Beyond the Little Black Dress exhibition. Mark your diaries now.