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Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, art and design, science and technology and Scottish history, all under one roof at the National Museum of Scotland.

Upcoming Events at National Museum Of Scotland

Scotland’s Early Silver

Scotland’s Early Silver

13th October 2017 - 25th February 2018
A stunning exhibition of Scotland’s Early Silver explores it's impact during the first millennium AD.
Modernist Jewellery

Modernist Jewellery

1st December 2017 - 29th April 2018
Discover a generation of designers and makers who embraced innovative and diverse influences in this exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

19th January 2018 - 29th April 2018
The world-renowned exhibition, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, returns to the National Museum of Scotland.
Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

1st February 2018 - 28th February 2018
Check out the daily free guided themed tours at the National Museum of Scotland in February!
Magic Carpet

Magic Carpet

28th February 2018
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet to explore the fantastic things in the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 2 - 4.
Magic Carpet Minis

Magic Carpet Minis

1st March 2018
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet, especially for very little ones, at the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 0 - 2.
Magic Carpet

Magic Carpet

7th March 2018
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet to explore the fantastic things in the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 2 - 4.
Magic Carpet Minis

Magic Carpet Minis

8th March 2018
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet, especially for very little ones, at the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 0 - 2.
Wild Night with Neu! Reekie!

Wild Night with Neu! Reekie!

9th March 2018
Explore the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition after hours and then join Scotland’s favourite avant-garde noisemakers Neu! Reekie!
Magic Carpet

Magic Carpet

14th March 2018
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet to explore the fantastic things in the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 2 - 4.
Magic Carpet Minis

Magic Carpet Minis

15th March 2018
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet, especially for very little ones, at the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 0 - 2.
Magic Carpet

Magic Carpet

21st March 2018
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet to explore the fantastic things in the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 2 - 4.
Magic Carpet Minis

Magic Carpet Minis

22nd March 2018
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet, especially for very little ones, at the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 0 - 2.
Magic Carpet

Magic Carpet

28th March 2018
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet to explore the fantastic things in the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 2 - 4.
Magic Carpet Minis

Magic Carpet Minis

29th March 2018
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet, especially for very little ones, at the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 0 - 2.
Pop-up Science at the National Museum of Scotland

Pop-up Science at the National Museum of Scotland

31st March 2018 - 15th April 2018
Join the fun at the National Museum of Scotland's free Pop-up Science events this Easter!
Existence: Life and Beyond

Existence: Life and Beyond

31st March 2018 - 15th April 2018
A celebration of life in all its forms, this interactive exhibition will guide you on a fascinating journey to the outer reaches of life as we know it.
Is it Game Over for Codebreakers?

Is it Game Over for Codebreakers?

1st April 2018
Mark Frary, author of DeCipher, looks at what it means for a code or cipher to be impossible to crack and whether there is a future for secret services such as GCHQ.
Marty Activate

Marty Activate

5th April 2018 - 6th April 2018
By coding in Scratch, teach a robot how to interact with the world around it. For ages 11–15.
Art of Glass

Art of Glass

6th April 2018 - 2nd September 2018
An exhibition exploring the work of leading glass artists in Britain today comes to the National Museum of Scotland from 6th April.
Robot Lab

Robot Lab

7th April 2018 - 9th April 2018
Come and interact with the friendly robots from the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics. Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.
A Coding Adventure Workshop!

A Coding Adventure Workshop!

9th April 2018
Learn how to code your own animations in this unique workshop for Age 7+ at the National Museum of Scotland.
Space Lab

Space Lab

10th April 2018 - 14th April 2018
Get hands-on with analysis of an alien environment on a space journey to Planet X with chemists from The University of Edinburgh.
Bio-Discoveries

Bio-Discoveries

10th April 2018 - 14th April 2018
What new things have a team of biologists discovered over the past year about animals, plants and other living things.
Lost Voice Guy

Lost Voice Guy

12th April 2018
For one night only Lee Ridley, AKA Lost Voice Guy will be performing his laugh out loud comedy set at the National Museum of Scotland.
Astronaut Tim Peake’s Soyuz Spacecraft

Astronaut Tim Peake’s Soyuz Spacecraft

17th May 2018 - 4th August 2018
See Astronaut Tim Peake’s Soyuz Spacecraft when it goes on display at the National Museum of Scotland from 17th May.
Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop

Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop

22nd June 2018 - 25th November 2018
Discover the story of Scottish pop music at the National Museum of Scotland as they take you on a musical journey from the 1950s to the present day.

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Edinburgh Summer Sessions
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