Our workshops offer secondary school students to experience history, science, art and design up close, in a practical, hands-on environment.

Animal Adaptations

S1-S4 pupils can explore how adaptations have evolved through natural selection on a range of animals.

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Anthropology Scotland

Discover what anthropologists do in this day of hands-on workshops.

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Careers Hive

Careers Hive is an immersive careers event for S1 to S3 students presented by Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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DNA: A Question of Taste

This hands-on workshop allows Higher and Advanced Higher Biology students to experiment with modern laboratory techniques, including DNA extraction, PCR, restriction enzyme digestion and gel electrophoresis.

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Fashion at the Museum

Discover more about our Fashion and Style gallery through a series of talks and workshops for S4-S6 pupils.

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Fashion photography

Students from S5-S6 will learn the skills to prepare for a fashion shoot, with one day at the museum and an afternoon at Stills: Centre for Photography.

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Get Energised Challenge Days

Get Energised is a science, engineering and technology engagement programme for National Qualifications Physics pupils.

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Get Energised Science Investigation Day

Get Energised is a science, engineering and technology engagement programme for S1-3 pupils.

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Jacobites exhibition visit

Visit Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites with your pupils (S1-S6).

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Scotland and Britain 1830-1939: Emigration

In this workshop for pupils studying for National Qualifications 3-5 and Highers, objects are used to explore why people left Scotland and what life was like for them in North America.

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Teacher-led handling boxes

Our free handling boxes contain artefacts and natural world specimens for pupils from nursery age to S6 to touch and investigate.

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Teacher-led object handling: Jewellery

This teacher-led session offers National Qualifications 3-5 and Higher students a chance to explore our contemporary jewellery handling collection.

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Volcanoes: Investigating Montserrat workshop

In this S1-S3 workshop, pupils will be presented with a real-life natural disaster from Montserrat and will work in groups, using evidence, to make decisions about how to survive.

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