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Egyptian tomb adventure

Looking for a challenge? Join our expedition to explore an ancient Egyptian tomb.

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Commonwealth Games objects

In 2014 Scotland welcomed the Commonwealth Games to Glasgow. Objects from our collection give an insight into the history of the games.

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Build a pyramid

Can you build a grand pyramid for the king's tomb? Where will you put it? What size will it be? What will you use to build it? And how will you look after your workforce? See if you can succeed in building a pyramid that lasts for thousands of years.

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The Three Pyramids

Can you prepare the high priest for the Afterlife? Be quick - you only have until sunrise to collect everything you need!

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The Reid Family Christmas and New Year

The Wester Kittochside Farm at National Museum of Rural Life was owned and run by the Reid family for more than 400 years. Find out how the tenth laird and his family celebrated Christmas and New Year on the farm.

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Discover Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt was one of the earliest and longest-lived civilisations, spanning almost 4000 years of history. Explore the world of Ancient Egypt by playing our games.

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Museum Screen Time: expert reacts to the Viking Age in pop culture

Join Galloway Hoard researcher Dr Adrián Maldonado as he reacts to depictions of the Viking Age in movies, TV and video games.

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Unmask the Lewis chess pieces

Welcome to the world of the Lewis chess pieces! Discover all there is to know about these mysterious figures in this interactive resource.

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Discover the Picts

Who were the Picts? Where did they live and what did they wear? What do Pictish symbols mean? Explore their world with our interactive games.

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Bicycles at National Museums Scotland

Journey through a brief history of the early bicycle and discover some of our modern cycling treasures.

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What kind of Scottish popster are you?

Do you prefer stadium anthems or low-fi acoustic sessions? Snakebite or champagne? Find out what kind of Scottish popster you are in our ultimate pop test!

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Game Masters

Featuring over 100 playable games, Game Masters showcased the work of more than 30 leading videogame designers.

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Learning resources for schools

Explore stories, films, games and resources from the museums’ collections.

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Explore our collections

Discover more about our amazing objects through stories, films, games and resources.

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Dress like an Egyptian

Dress like an Egyptian queen or a craftsman and learn about Egyptian clothing.

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Egyptian Hieroglyphs

What do ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs mean? Learn to translate them here.

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Temple stores game

How quickly can you help the craftsmen find their basic supplies in the temple stores?

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World Music Composer

Create your own tunes with musical samples from around the world.

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Build a roundhouse

Iron Age Scots lived in roundhouses made from wood, turf and animal hide. Can you choose the right materials to build your own roundhouse?

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Transformasaur

Help our dinosaur evolve to face changing conditions. How long can he survive?

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Make your own Lewis chess piece

The Lewis chess pieces live in the National Museum of Scotland. Colour them in or cut out and make your own chess piece here.

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Biodiversity: Life In Scotland

Learn about four different ecosystems in Scotland through objects, games and microscopic imagery. Our accompanying resources will allow your class to study biodiversity across Scotland. Bookings open August 2022

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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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For Teachers: Secondary Resources

Explore a range of activities suitable for pupils working at Third and Fourth Levels and Senior Phase including the First World War, Parasites and Fashion.

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Land of the Egyptians

Explore the Egyptian landscape with our interactive map and learn about life and death along the Nile.

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Robots

Some robots have arrived at the Museum needing our help! But sometimes the best person to fix a robot... is another robot!

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World Cultures galleries

How can you travel around the world without leaving Scotland? By visiting our World Cultures galleries.

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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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The Lewis chess pieces

These medieval chess pieces from the Scottish island of Lewis are among our most popular collections. They give us fascinating insights into the international connections of western Scotland and the growing popularity of chess in medieval Europe.

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Vine arm

This beautiful botanical prosthetic arm was designed by Sophie de Oliveira Barata for model Kelly Knox.

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Festive Weekend

Enjoy a weekend of festive family fun at the National Museum of Rural Life.

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Collecting the Present

National Museums Scotland is collecting history as it happens. Our new film series, Collecting the Present, explores objects we have collected recently that document cultural, political and social change in Scotland.

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New thinking, new collecting

This display highlights a small selection from our Scottish History & Archaeology collections, showing how research and collecting at National Museums Scotland is reshaping understandings of Scotland in the past, and reflecting the Scotland of today for future generations of museum visitors.

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