National Museum of Scotland

Our diverse collections will take you on a journey of discovery through the history of Scotland and around the world, taking in the wonders of nature, art, design and fashion and science and technology – all under one roof.

Exhibition
Monkey Business

9 Dec 2016 - 23 Apr 2017
Meet the family as you get up close to the world of primates, from the tiny mouse lemur to the mighty gorilla.
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Exhibition
Wildlife Photographer of the Year

16 Sep 2016 - 19 Feb 2017
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.
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December Themed Tours

1 Dec - 31 Dec 2016
15:00-16:00
Our free guided themed tours at National Museum of Scotland explore everything from Scotland's history to the supernatural. Themed tours take place every day at 3pm.
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LTD Edition Jewellery

17 Dec - 18 Dec 2016
10:00-17:00
The Edinburgh College of Art Jewellery students showcase work from their annual LTD Edition Jewellery project.
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Big Ears, Little Ears

16 Dec 2016
10:30, 11:45
Join musicians from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for a live music performance with your little one.
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Christmas Art Competition

27 Dec - 30 Dec 2016
10:30-16:30
Be inspired by the museum and get drawing in our annual art competition at National Museum of Scotland.
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Nordic Modernist Design

23 Sep 2016 - 12 Feb 2017
10:00 - 17:00
Modernist design emerged in the early 20th century as a response to social and technological changes.
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Museum information

Opening times

Daily: 10:00-17:00
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 12:00-17:00
New Year's Day: 12:00-17:00

Please note the Energise gallery will be closed on Tuesday 13 December from 14:00-17:00. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Admission

Free, donations welcome

How to find us

Chambers Street,
Edinburgh,
EH1 1JF
Tel: 0300 123 6789
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New galleries now open

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