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Lewis chess pieces

Found on Lewis in 1831, the Lewis chess pieces are probably the most well-known archaeological find from Scotland.

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.

Lewis chess piece colouring sheets

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

10 things to see and do at the National Museum of Scotland

At the National Museum of Scotland, you'll embark on a journey of discovery through the history of Scotland and around the world, taking in the wonders of nature, art, design and fashion and science and technology – all under one roof.

Scottish History and Archaeology themed tours

Explore Scottish History and Archaeology from the Palaeolithic era to the present day, from the prehistory and Scotland's earliest people to the industrial revolution and contemporary culture.

Scottish History and Archaeology galleries

Our Scottish galleries guide you from the Palaeolithic era to the present day, from the earliest cultures to space age science.

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