Chinese Oracle Bones

Discover some of the treasures within the National Museum Scotland's significant collection of oracle bones, the second largest in the world outside of China.

Chinese Oracle Bones

About Chinese Oracle Bones

25th Oct 2019 to 29th Mar 2020
10am - 5pm
National Museum of Scotland
National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1JF
This is a free event
Visit the event website here
Facebook information can be found here

Discover some of the treasures within the National Museum Scotland's significant collection of oracle bones, the second largest in the world outside of China. Inscribed with e earliest known Chinese writing, the bones were used for divination during the late Shang dynasty (c.1200-1050 BC).

Exhibition Gallery 4, Level 1

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Chinese Oracle Bones are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at National Museum of Scotland

Amadeus & The Bard: 18th Century Cosmic Brothers

Amadeus & The Bard: 18th Century Cosmic Brothers

28th September 2019
Delve into a world of love, magic and music as Scottish Opera takes you for a night out at Poosie Nansie’s Inn, favourite haunt of a certain Rabbie Burns…
The Luxury of Time: Clocks from 1550-1750

The Luxury of Time: Clocks from 1550-1750

4th October 2019 - 26th January 2020
Explore the history of early British clock making in this small display at National Museum of Scotland.
Parasites: Battle for Survival

Parasites: Battle for Survival

6th December 2019 - 19th April 2020
This exhibition will explore the fight to eliminate five tropical diseases and the role of research taking place in Scotland to do this.
Tyrannosaurs

Tyrannosaurs

24th January 2020 - 4th May 2020
The most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted on tyrannosaurs is coming to the National Museum of Scotland, bringing the latest palaeontological discoveries to life.

Exhibitions Events you might like...

Together We Are Powerful: Stories of Resistance
Together We Are Powerful: Stories of Resistance
21st September 2019
NA, Leith
Join Global Justice Now on 21st September for an inspiring journey through decades of people power and imaginative action, as part of the Take One Action film festival fringe!
The Icebergs Cometh
The Icebergs Cometh
25th Sep 2019 - 10th Oct 2019
Gallery Close, Edinburgh New Town
The beautiful images in this exhibition convey a dark beauty and uncertain future for Greenland, a part of the world that has come to be used as a barometer for the state of the environment.
Doors Open Days Edinburgh
Doors Open Days Edinburgh
28th Sep 2019 - 29th Sep 2019
NA, Various Locations Edinburgh
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Edinburgh! This year's event will be held on September 28th & 29th!
Find Exhibitions events in Edinburgh

History Events you might like...

Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
21st September 2019
NA, Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour
Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour
21st September 2019
NA, Edinburgh Old Town
Delve into 1820s Edinburgh and the cadaver trade that shocked the city on a Burke and Hare Walking Tour!
British Sign Language Tours
British Sign Language Tours
21st September 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Explore Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh's Deaf history with Deaf tour guide John Hay, whose BSL tour will be translated into English by interpreter Linda Duncan.
Find History events in Edinburgh

Find other events in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

A Play, A Pie and A Pint
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with six new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.
German Winds and Edinburgh Concert Band Joint Concert
Edinburgh Concert Band are thrilled to be joining German Winds’ Scotland 2019 tour at their Edinburgh Concert in Greyfriars Kirk on Saturday 5th October.
Fun Fair: Loanhead
FunTastic Events Fun Fair returns to Memorial Park, Loanhead from 18th to 22nd September with money off vouchers available in local shops and on their Facebook page!
Ash Pryce: Paranormal Illusionist
Ash Pryce, Edinburgh Horror Festival Sell Out Performer 2016, 2017, 2018, brings his brand new show 'Paranormal Illusionist' to the Banshee Labyrinth.
Mamma Mia
Don't miss the sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! when it returns to Edinburgh Playhouse in September 2019, to open a UK Tour celebrating 20 years since it's London premier!

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »