National Museum of Scotland

The Galloway Hoard on display

16 Jun - 1 Oct 2017
Be among the first to see unique and rare Viking-age objects that have lain hidden for a thousand years.

National Museum of Flight

New! Awesome Bricks

26 Aug - 27 Aug 2017
Create, play and learn with LEGO® bricks at the National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield.

National Museum of Scotland

Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

11 Aug - 25 Aug 2017
Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore the museum after hours. Handpicked performers will showcase highlights from their acts across three exhilarating nights, alongside bars and entry to our exhibition Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites.
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  • Age of Oil

    Exploring the people and places of Scotland’s offshore energy industry, this contemporary art exhibition showcases the work of visual artist Sue Jane Taylor who has worked in some of the most remote and challenging environments in Scotland.
  • The Tomb

    The Tomb presents the story of one extraordinary tomb, built around 1290BC and reused for over 1000 years.
  • Search the collections

    Our online database contains a selection of the 12 million objects and specimens in our collections.
  • Save the Galloway Hoard

    You can help save the Hoard, but there isn’t much time! Donate now to secure the Hoard and unlock its secrets.
  • Kawarasaki Gonjūrō I as Hanakawado Sukeroku, from the series Thirty-six Selected Floral Parallels (Tōsei mitate sanjūrokkasen)

    New Ancient Egypt and East Asia 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.
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The Galloway Hoard

You can help save the Galloway Hoard for the nation – but time is running out. Make a donation here.