This page contains information about external links, accessibility and copyright.

External links

Pages on the National Museums Scotland website include links to relevant content within and also to external sites.

External links are selected and reviewed when the page is published. However, National Museums Scotland is not responsible for the content, accessibility or privacy policies of external websites. The inclusion of a link to an external website from our website is not an endorsement of that website or the site's owners (or their products/services).


This section explains the features that have been incorporated into this site to provide a level of accessibility for all users. 

Text size

If you find that the text is too small for you to read, you can change it to a size you’re more comfortable with: 

  • In Internet Explorer, use the Zoom option in the Settings menu.
  • In Firefox, press the Alt key to temporarily bring up the traditional Firefox menus. On the menu at the top, click View, then go to Zoom.
  • In Chrome, use the Zoom option in the Settings menu.
  • In Safari, use the View > Make Text Bigger option.
  • In Opera, use the Zoom selector.

If you use a wheel-mouse, you may be able to change the text size by holding down the Control or Command key and turning the wheel. In some browsers you can change the text size using Control or Command and the + and - keys. In certain browsers, these functions may ‘zoom’ the entire site rather than just the text. 

Images on

All images on this site contain descriptive alt text. 

Accessibility rating has an ‘AA’ WAI rating with passes for many ‘AAA’ criteria.


For information on PDF files and accessibility visit


Below you will find links to various browsers to help you tailor your current browser to your needs, access alternative browsers or download add-ons:

  • Internet Explorer
    Information on how to change browser settings in Microsoft's IE browsers.
  • Microsoft Edge
    Information on how to change browser settings in Edge.
  • Mozilla
    Information on how to change browser settings in Mozilla browsers, including Firefox.
  • Google Chrome and Android
    Information about accessibility covering a range of Google products, including Android phones.
  • Apple
    Information about accessibility options on Apple products, including Safari and iPhone.
  • Blackberry
    Information on accessibility settings on Blackberry phones.
  • Opera
    Information provided by Opera on how to change browser settings.
  • Amazon Silk
    Accessibility information for Amazon's Silk browser.
  • JAWS screen reader
    Download a free trial copy of the screen reader Jaws.
  • MAGic screen magnification
    Information on screen magnification software.


All images on are copyright National Museums Scotland, unless otherwise stated. 

Where images have been provided by or are copyrighted to other individuals or organisations, this should be clearly stated on the website. 

Artists’ copyright lasts throughout their lifetimes and for 70 years from the date of death. When displaying artwork images, we have made every effort not to infringe copyright, and only to display works in copyright if we have permission from artists or their estates. If we have made a mistake, please email and we will remove the image(s) from the site immediately.

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