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
Celts

10 Mar - 25 Sep 2016
This major exhibition, organised in partnership with the British Museum, unravels the complex story of the different groups who have used or been given the name ‘Celts’ through the extraordinary art objects they made and used.
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Event
Free Fringe Music

6 Aug - 28 Aug 2016
14:00-14:40
Celebrate our collections with daily live music performances at National Museum of Scotland this summer.
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Event
Gilded Balloon at the Museum

3 Aug - 29 Aug 2016
Various times
National Museums Scotland and Gilded Balloon have joined forces to present an exciting array of shows at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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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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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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Mode

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

 

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