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
The Tomb
Ancient Egyptian Burial

31 Mar - 3 Sep 2017
10:00-17:00
The Tomb presents the story of one extraordinary tomb, built around 1290BC and reused for over 1000 years.
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Exhibition
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.
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Exhibition
Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

23 Jun - 12 Nov 2017
Discover a compelling story of loyalty, loss, rebellion and retribution in this major exhibition.
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Exhibition
Age of Oil

21 Jul - 5 Nov 2017
10:00 - 17:00
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.
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Summer holiday activities

3 Jul - 4 Aug 2017
We've got something extra for families to enjoy at the museum this summer - whatever the weather!
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Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

11 Aug - 25 Aug 2017
19:30-22:30
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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Free Fringe Music

5 Aug - 27 Aug 2017
14:00-14:40
Experience the joy of live music at the museum as the best contemporary talents take inspiration from our Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition to perform traditional Scottish songs and instrumental sets.
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Gilded Balloon at the Museum

2 Aug - 28 Aug 2017
Various times from 10:00 to 01:00
Fringe favourites Gilded Balloon present 27 days of inspiring and diverse programming at the museum. Showcasing the very best in comedy, theatre, children's shows, music and spoken word.
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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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The Galloway Hoard

We're excited to have the opportunity to save a unique treasure hoard for the nation! Find out more here.