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.
Parasites: Battle for Survival
A new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland will explore Scotland’s role in the fight to eliminate tropical diseases by tackling the parasites that cause them.
Museum at home
Wherever you are, there are lots of ways to explore and learn about our amazing collections online.
The Glenmorangie Commission
In 2018, the internationally renowned metalsmith Simone ten Hompel was commissioned by National Museums Scotland and The Glenmorangie Company to create a new artwork inspired by our curatorial research and the Museum’s collection of metal artefacts from early medieval Scotland.
We have nearly reached our target to transform our Adventure Planet gallery for children and families – will you help us with a gift today?
Chinese Oracle Bones
Chinese Oracle Bones – a new display of animal bones once used to explore the unknown, now studied to unlock the mysteries of the past – opens on Friday 25 October at the National Museum of Scotland.
Dr Klaus Staubermann, Principal Curator of Technology at National Museums Scotland, has been helping to lead the ReINVENT project, which aims to explore well-known and forgotten nineteenth century Scottish manufacturing practices by reconnecting material culture evidence from historical artifacts with science and engineering evidence from historical technology.
Discovering Ancient Egypt
A touring exhibition examining Scotland’s contribution to Egyptology through the lives of three remarkable people.
National Museum of Scotland to host first UK showing of exhibition on Tyrannosaurs
The most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted on tyrannosaurs will come to Edinburgh next year, opening at the National Museum of Scotland on 24 January 2020. Tyrannosaurs will explore the most feared and revered of all dinosaurs, bringing the latest palaeontological discoveries to life and challenging preconceptions about these ferocious predators.