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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.

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Adventure Planet

We have nearly reached our target to transform our Adventure Planet gallery for children and families – will you help us with a gift today?

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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.

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Discovering Ancient Egypt

A touring exhibition examining Scotland’s contribution to Egyptology through the lives of three remarkable people.

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ReINVENT

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.

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The Sunday Sketch

Join us to learn how to sketch using our incredible collections as inspiration.

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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.

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Leave a gift in your will and help our stories live on

Each object in our collection has a story to tell. Your gift, no matter how small or large, will ensure they are told for generations to come.

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Dr Nick Fraser

Nick Fraser is head of the Department of Natural Sciences and specialises in vertebrate palaeontology.

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Printing methods

Explore how production workflows developed to publish Chambers’s Encyclopaedia varied between editions, and find out more about the growth and decline of the commercial wood engraving profession.

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