National Museum of Rural Life

Country Fair

4 Sep 2016
Animal antics, farmyard favourites, country skills and crafts at the National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride.

National Museum of Flight

The Wheels and Wings Show

25 Sep 2016
Join us for this ever-popular event at the National Museum of Flight featuring cars, vintage vehicles and diggers.

National Museum of Scotland

Neu! Reekie! Celts

23 Sep 2016
19:30 – 22:30
‘Scotland’s favourite avant-garde noisemakers’ Neu! Reekie! bring us their shimmering blend of prize winning, cross-genre performance – a Celtic-influenced orgy of music, poetry, film, animation, drama and dance.
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  • Appointment of new trustees to National Museums Scotland board

    We are now looking for up to four new Trustees to play a key role in developing our museums.
  • New galleries now open

    Ten galleries. Infinite possibilities. From Alexander Graham Bell to Zandra Rhodes, this year we're showcasing the very best of our internationally important collections in decorative art, design, fashion, science and technology.
  • New military and civil aviation hangars

    Explore two new hangars at the National Museum of Flight and experience the history and drama of flight as never before.
  • Monkey Business online game competition

    To celebrate the opening of our Monkey Business exhibition in December, we’re going to build a new online game all about monkeys, apes or other primates. And we want schools and youth groups in Scotland to help us!
  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, features 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breath-taking wild landscapes.
  • Mode

    Mode brings the museum's wardrobe to life with a selection of 30 objects from the world of fashion.
  • GEN

    GEN is an innovative strategy game where you can use biomedical objects from the museum collection to diagnose and treat a digital creature.
  • Life Support

    Marking The Royal Regiment of Scotland’s first decade of operations, this exhibition offers a fresh perspective on the combat and peacekeeping work of Scotland's infantry soldiers and support network.
  • Kawarasaki Gonjūrō I as Hanakawado Sukeroku, from the series Thirty-six Selected Floral Parallels (Tōsei mitate sanjūrokkasen)

    New Ancient Egypt and East Asian galleries

    The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced its initial support for the next phase of the Masterplan to transform the National Museum of Scotland.
  • Become a Member

    Members enjoy a range of exclusive benefits and support the work of National Museums Scotland. Join us from just £39.
  • Schools programme

    Welcome to a world of learning with National Museums Scotland. Bring the Curriculum for Excellence to life with the help of our collections.
  • Venue hire

    National Museums Scotland offers a collection of spectacular venues to suit every occasion. For intimate dinners for 12 guests to grand celebrations for 1,500, each unique and versatile setting ensures and an unforgettable event.

New galleries now open

Ten new galleries are now open at the National Museum of Scotland. Find out more