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Dolly the sheep

As the first cloned mammal ever to be created from an adult cell, Dolly the sheep's birth was of huge excitement both to the scientific world and to the public.

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The Adventures of Dolly the Sheep

As part of the celebrations for the opening of ten new galleries at the National Museum of Scotland, the Young Demonstrators worked with artist Henry Cruickshank to create a comic strip starring our very own super sheep, Dolly.

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Top 10 things to see and do

Your journey of discovery starts here...

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Dolly and the Atom Smasher

Fly across Scotland with Dolly the sheep, hitch a ride to space on a rocket and collect museum objects along the way.

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Awesome Bricks at home

Recreate your favourite museum objects and places using the LEGO® you have at home!

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Woolly Weekend

See our shearer at work with our Scottish Blackface sheep and enjoy wool-themed family crafts and activities.

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Farm animals

Our working farm at the National Museum of Rural Life is home to Ayrshire, Aberdeen Angus and Highland cattle, Tamworth pigs, sheep, hens and Clydesdale horses.

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Making Circles Schools Project

The Making Circles schools project invited children to be inspired by National Museums Scotland’s collections to create new Circular Economy products.

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Science and Technology galleries

Communications, transport, industry, engineering, energy and medicine: how have scientific and technological inventions changed our lives?

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Top things to see and do

Make the most of your visit with our museum highlights. Your rural adventure starts here!

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Top activities to try with kids

Sow the seeds of curiosity with a family visit to our museum and historic working farm.

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Strathmore Meteorite

On 3 December 1917, a little after 13:00, a large fireball was seen to cross southern Scotland. A short time later, an explosion was heard and four objects were seen or heard to crash to the ground around the towns of Coupar Angus and Blairgowrie in the Strathmore area of central Scotland.

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Animated short films

In 2014, our Science and Technology galleries played host to some innovative animated films that cast selected objects in a whole new light.

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The Reid family

The Wester Kittochside Farm at National Museum of Rural Life was owned and run by the Reid family for more than 400 years.

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Prisoners of war at East Kilbride

During and directly after the Second World War, the Reid family at Wester Kittochside, East Kilbride employed both Italian and German prisoners of war.

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Sophie Goggins

Sophie Goggins is Senior Curator of Biomedical Science

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Museum Art Challenge

What inspires you in our museums? Get creative and join our month-long online art challenge at National Museums Scotland!

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Who was Robert Burns?

Discover the life of the National Bard through the collections of National Museums Scotland.

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The Turkey red process

The term ‘Turkey red’ applies not to the colour but rather to the process that was used to create the bright and fast red that is seen in the National Museums Scotland Turkey Red Collection. The process was complex, repetitive and expensive, but the end product enjoyed a wide popularity and was the most profitable of all the cotton finishing sectors in the nineteenth-century textile industry.

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Turkey red in Scotland

‘Turkey red’ is a complex dyeing process which produced a bright, fast red. Find out more about this centuries old process.

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Visiting with additional support needs pupils

We have a range of initiatives to support and welcome pupils with additional support needs to the National Museum of Scotland.

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Alexander Graham Bell's box telephone

This strange-looking device was the first model of telephone to go on sale. But can its creator, Alexander Graham Bell, truly lay claim to the title ‘inventor of the telephone’?

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East Asia in Tayside, Central and Fife

Collections in Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee City, Falkirk, Perth and Kinross and Stirling

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