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
Scottish Pottery: Art and Innovation

3 Feb - 25 Jun 2017
10:00 - 17:00
Over 250 years ago Scottish industry began producing a wide range of pottery, from everyday ware to exotic decorative pieces. Potteries established by Scottish entrepreneurs sprung up around the Forth and Clyde regions, as well as further afield.
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June Themed Tours

1 Jun - 30 Jun 2017
15:00-16:00
Our free guided themed tours at National Museum of Scotland explore everything from Scotland's history to the supernatural.
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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 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.