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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.

Conscience Matters

This exhibition at the National War Museum explores the little-known story of British conscientious objectors of the Second World War through paintings, poems, letters, music and speeches.

Gifts for a Jacobite Prince

This touring display of a unique sword and targe from the collections of National Museums Scotland visited Perth Museum and Art Gallery and Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.

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.

National Museums Scotland Acquires Rare Clock from Pioneering Attempt to Determine Longitude at Sea

National Museums Scotland has acquired a historic Bruce-Oosterwijck longitude pendulum sea clock, which played an important role in the long quest for a practical way of determining longitude at sea; a problem that had made sea voyages incredibly hazardous.

Dr Gordon Rintoul to step down as Director, National Museums Scotland

Dr Gordon Rintoul CBE, Director, National Museums Scotland has announced that he will be stepping down in March 2020 after 18 years in the role.

National Museum of Scotland Goes Live with Google Arts & Culture’s Museum View experience

The National Museum of Scotland has become the first museum or gallery in Scotland available for exploration online via Google Arts & Culture’s Museum View experience.

What we do

At National Museums Scotland, we care for collections of national and international importance, preserving them, interpreting them and making them accessible to as many people as possible.

National Museums Scotland announces 2021 Exhibition Programme

One of the archaeological finds of the century, spectacular wildlife and the revolutionary impact of the typewriter are among the highlights.

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