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Excavating in Egypt

Excavated in 1908, the complete burial of the ‘Qurna Queen’ expands our understanding of a tumultuous time in Egypt’s history.

Tour of Ancient Egypt Gallery

Take an introductory tour around our new Ancient Egypt Rediscovered gallery to uncover the remarkable culture and achievements of the ancient Egyptians.

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.

New Ancient Egypt, East Asia and Ceramics galleries

Our new Ancient Egypt, East Asia and Ceramics galleries are now open!

Alexander Henry Rhind

Alexander Henry Rhind (1833–1863) was the first archaeologist to conduct systematic excavations in Egypt in the 1850s.

Discovering Ancient Egypt

A touring exhibition examining Scotland’s contribution to Egyptology through the lives of three remarkable people.

Autism After Hours

Visit the museum on your own terms once the public have gone home.

Photo of partially made origami samurai warrior with east Asian fabrics in the background from a workshop at Perth Museum and Art Gallery
Ancient Egypt and East Asia National Programme Resources

Here you can download all of the resources made available as part of the Ancient Egypt and East Asia National Programme.

Ancient Egyptian collection

National Museums Scotland’s Ancient Egyptian collection comprises around 6,000 items. Explore its rich treasures here.

Egyptian tomb adventure

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

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