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Declaration of Arbroath to go on public display for the first time in 15 years at the National Museum of Scotland

National Museums Scotland and National Records of Scotland have today announced that the Declaration of Arbroath will be displayed at the National Museum of Scotland next year to mark 700 years since its creation.

New Director for National Museums Scotland

Professor Christopher Breward has been appointed as Director of National Museums Scotland, succeeding Dr Gordon Rintoul who will step down in March 2020. He will take up the post in April 2020.

Landmark year ahead for National Museums Scotland as it completes the transformation of the National Museum of Scotland

A landmark year lies ahead for National Museums Scotland with the completion of the transformation of the National Museum of Scotland’s iconic Victorian building in Edinburgh and a diverse and world-class programme of exhibitions.

People's Postcode Lottery

Thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, we are able to create opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and walks of life to enjoy our museums and connect with inspiring collections. We are very grateful to the Postcode Culture Trust for enabling us to create these opportunities.

National Museums Scotland partners with Skye College on Gaelic content for major exhibition

National Museums Scotland has partnered with Sabhal Mòr Ostaig College on Skye, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), on the production of content for the major summer exhibition, Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland.

Secrets of ancient Egyptian statue revealed at Montrose Museum

The subject of an important ancient Egyptian statue held in the collections of Montrose Museum has been identified thanks to a National Museums Scotland review of ancient Egyptian and East Asian collections held in local museums.

National Museums Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway Council announce partnership agreement

National Museums Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway Council have agreed the terms of a 25-year Partnership Agreement which will enable the organisations to work together across a number of areas, including future displays of the Galloway Hoard at the newly opened Kirkcudbright Galleries.

100 days countdown to opening of new galleries at National Museum of Scotland

Today marks 100 days to go until the opening of three new permanent galleries at the National Museum of Scotland: Ancient Egypt Rediscovered, Exploring East Asia and the Art of Ceramics.

Visitors in front of the BAC 1-11
Sustainability Policy

National Museums Scotland is committed to continuously improving its environmental performance as part of a wider commitment to sustainable development.

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