Celebrating Black Fashion
Join model and broadcaster Eunice Olumide as she shares her experience of a transforming industry with museum curator Georgina Ripley.
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is National Museums Scotland’s governing body. It is responsible for setting the organisation’s strategic direction and for monitoring progress to achieve this.
The Eglinton tournament: the quest for authenticity
In August 1839, Lord Eglinton held a mock-medieval tournament at his estate in North Ayrshire, Scotland. The event was hugely popular, and around 100,000 people attended. Step onto the battlefield and discover some of the objects associated with this flamboyant festival here.
The Cossar newspaper printing press
Discover how this unique piece of Scottish printing heritage found a new home at the National Museums Collection Centre – bringing with it a sprinkle of Harry Potter magic!
National Museums Scotland launched its first national strategy in 2006 and since then our work across the country has gone from strength to strength.
The mystery of the miniature coffins
Satanic spell, superstitious charm or echo of Edinburgh’s grisly underworld history? We examine the theories put forward to explain the strange tale of these tiny coffins.
The Rise and Fall of Hamilton Palace
The destruction of Hamilton Palace, the grandest stately home in Britain, was one of the greatest losses to national heritage ever to happen in this country.
This is the story of how Scotland’s biggest treasure trove was won and lost.
Discover how this enigmatic material is shining a light on ecosystems millions of years old.
Barkcloth dance masks from Papua New Guinea
Three dramatic barkcloth masks offer an insight into the traditional beliefs and celebrations of the Elema people from the Gulf of Papua, Papua New Guinea, at the turn of the 20th century.
Our specialist Biobank facility comprises thousands of frozen tissue samples used by researchers worldwide as sources of DNA.
Art at War
Discover a range of paintings, drawings and pastels from the First and Second World Wars from our military collection.