Bring the Curriculum for Excellence to life with the help of the national collections.
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.
A day in the life of an ancient Egyptian priest
Ancient Egyptian temples served as homes for the gods, where they were looked after by priests. Most people were not allowed inside temples and only a few priests could enter the presence of the god’s statue.
The Circular Economy
Discover more about the Circular Economy through the Making Circles schools project, led by Ostrero.
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.
For Teachers: Primary Resources
Explore a range of activities suitable for pupils working at Early, First and Second Levels including:
- Writing a story
- Maths and numeracy
Maths in museums
Throughout 2022, we want to work with local museums across Scotland to integrate more maths into their museum programming and provide support to take part in Maths Week Scotland.
Delve into our animated adventures and explore the world around us from unique perspectives.
Climate Change for Kids
Join our special guest, Dr Sian Henley from the University of Edinburgh to learn how climate change impacts young people around the world and Dr Ali Clark, Senior Curator, Oceania who will share how artists respond to climate change. Find out how to take part in the nationwide art project, Climate Change for Kids: Rising Heat, Raising Hope. Suitable for P3 – S2.
Build back better
During the lockdown due to COVID-19, school children were asked how we could build towards a more Circular Economy, inspired by the Making Circles project.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases some of the best photography talent from around the world for nearly 60 years.
Our Friday Friends programme offers a welcoming space for visually impaired and D/deaf children and their families.
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.