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Awesome Bricks at home

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

Elements of Edinburgh Science Festival

Discover amazing science from inside your own home as we explore the elemental themes of the Edinburgh Science Festival 2020.

Making the Museum

More than 10 million objects make their home at the National Museum of Scotland. Discover the secrets of our treasures with this unique five-part series.

Clothing and home dressmaking

The Turkey Red Collection of pattern books shows us the numerous printed designs that were produced, but the fabric samples do not always give a sense of what the end product was actually used for. Sources such as newspapers and surviving garments help us to see how Turkey red dyed and printed cotton was used in Britain.

School visits to National Museum of Scotland

At the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, we can help you deliver learning across many different curriculum areas.

School visits to the National War Museum

Step back in time with your pupils and discover the story of Scotland at war. Relive wartime experiences, from the front line to the Home Front, through personal mementoes and military equipment.


Meet the Buddhist guardian who's watched over the museum for almost 80 years.

School visits to National Museum of Flight

From just an hour to a full day programme, students can explore technology or be inspired by history with our newest exhibitions and collection of aircraft.

Free entry to the National Museum of Rural Life for National Lottery players

The National Museum of Rural Life at Kittochside, East Kilbride is offering free entry to National Lottery players from 11 – 17 December.

Secrets of ancient Egyptian statue revealed at Montrose Museum

The subject of an important ancient Egyptian statue held in the collections of Montrose Museum has been identified thanks to a National Museums Scotland review of ancient Egyptian and East Asian collections held in local museums.

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We’re reopening our museums

After nearly five months of closure, we’re almost ready to welcome visitors back to our museums. We've made some changes to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit, including online booking and new safety measures.

Find out more about reopening