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Museum researchers find new species of early mammal

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New research by National Museum of Scotland has revealed details of early mammal life in Scotland.X-ray scanning of specimens found on the Isle of Skye, including two complete skulls of small mouse-like mammals, has...

Putting up the Christmas tree at the National Museum of Scotland

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Mairi MacLean puts the finishing touches to the very big Christmas tree in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street.This year's decorations feature the timeless museum themes of space and...

National Museum of Scotland open again from today

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The big black doors at the National Museum of Scotland opened to visitors again today.Visitors have to book in advance for a certain arrival time, but it is all free as normal.Any...

Declaration of Arbroath to go on display later this month

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This year will be the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath.This is the letter written in Latin, dated 6 April 1320, signed by 51 Scottish noblemen and sent to Pope John XXII...
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Win a family day out to Tyrannosaurs with Edinburgh Trams

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Edinburgh Trams offers you the chance of winning a family day out at the Tyrannosaurs exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland. The prize includes a family ticket to the interactive exhibition, a family DAYticket...

The dinosaurs are back!

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Hang on to your hats, the dinosaurs are now back at the National Museum of Scotland.Tyrannosaurs from 23 January to 4 May 2020National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street.nms.ac.uk/tyrannosaurs #tyrannosaursThis is the most...

Looking forward to a year at the Museum

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This morning at a breakfast meeting on the top floor of the National Museum of Scotland, the various curators share the news of their upcoming exhibitions for next year with the press.It is...

Opera at the Museum later this month

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Wild and Majestic: An Evening with Scottish Opera: 6.30pm, 25 October 2019 at National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh #wildandmajesticBurns and Beethoven will collide in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of...

Scottish pupils learn about making a circular world

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Around 100 Scottish schoolchildren gathered at the National Museum of Scotland yesterday to celebrate their work to design the environmentally friendly products of the future.The primary and secondary students have been taking part in...

At the National Museum of Scotland – The Art of African Metalwork

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The Art of African Metalwork continues until Sunday 25 August 2019 at National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street#AfricanMetalworkThe Art of African Metalwork, a new display exploring how brass and copper were used as objects of...

Two Edinburgh attractions head the visitor list

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The Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA) has announced that visits to its member sites rose slightly in 2018, the fifth year running that an increase in numbers has been recorded. ASVA, which represents the...

Museum completes makeover with last three galleries

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Of the 12.4 million objects which the National Museum of Scotland (NMS) has in its possession, there are only a fraction (around 0.4%) of them on show at any time. Now they have three...

At National Museum of Scotland – Robots

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There is a new exhibition for you to see from Friday at the National Museum of Scotland.The major new display explores 500 years of humanity’s quest to re-imagine ourselves as machines. Developed by the...

At the National Museum of Scotland on Sunday – Chronicles

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There are three performances of Chronicles at National Museum of Scotland today at the museum on Chambers Street.What is it? It is an interactive walking tour of the museum with young people from Scottish dance...

At the National Museum of Scotland – Tim Peake’s Soyuz Spacecraft

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Until 4 August 2018 you can see Tim Peake’s Soyuz Spacecraft on the only Scottish venue on its UK tour. It is a real chance to get an idea of the bravery of the astronauts who have...

At National Museums Scotland in June

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National Museum of Scotland  | Chambers Street | EH1 1JF | Open 10:00–17:00 dailyModernist Jewellery | 1 Dec 2017–15 Jul 2018 | Exhibition Gallery 4, Level 1, Grand Gallery | FreeDiscover a generation of designers and makers who embraced...

At the National Museum of Scotland – Tim Peake’s spacecraft

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Tim Peake’s Spacecraft is on its national tour and this month is it in the National Museum of Scotland.You will be able to see the Soyuz spacecraft which the European Space Agency astronaut used...

National Museums Scotland to share in £1 million donation

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National Museums Scotland (NMS) has been selected to receive part of a £1 million funding boost from the ScottishPower Foundation. Backing subjects as diverse as wildlife conservation and science-themed education to mental health awareness and...

Minister for Employability and Training visits Career Hive at The Museum

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Jamie Hepburn MSP met with Drummond Community High pupils 'doing science'The Minister for Employability and Training, SNP MSP Jamie Hepburn, visited Careers Hive at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh today (Tues. 27th...

Wild Things are happening at the museum this half term

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Visitors to the National Museum of Scotland this week can enjoy a variety of animal-themed activities inspired by the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.Wild Things February Half Term is...

Scotland’s Early Silver exhibition to go on tour

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The exhibition at National Museum of Scotland which shows off a thousand years of silver, once considered more valuable than gold comes to an end this month. But it will then be taken to...

At The National Museum of Scotland – Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

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The 53rd Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition opens on 19 January and runs until 29 April 2018 in the museum's largest exhibition space.There are 100 fabulous images on display in light boxes which...

Museum Lates – back with a ceilidh

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On Friday 10 November Museum Lates is back with a Jacobite theme marking the end of the Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland which has been running...

Meteorite exhibition set for November landing

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Down to Earth will reunite the four fragments of the Strathmore Meteorite for the first time since it fell to earth on 3 December 1917. A display at the National Museum of Scotland will present...

Get ready for the Big Jacobite Weekend – FREE!

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 This weekend there is some free entertainment at the National Museum of Scotland on both Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 to 16.00.You will meet Alan Breck's Regiment and the soldiers of 1745 who will...

VIDEO : At the National Museum of Scotland – Scotland’s Early Silver

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A new exhibition which will run till 25 February 2018 opens at the National Museum of Scotland on 13 October 2017.The exhibition of silver dating from the last thousand years is quite spectacular and...

At the National Museum of Scotland – Age of Oil

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At the National Museum of Scotland from 21 July 2017 a new art display will feature the work of visual artist Sue Jane Taylor and her paintings relating to the North Sea oil industry. The...

Employability course for young people at the Museum

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Young people aged 14-19 who might benefit from taking part in Impact Arts Cashback to the Future Programme should read on.This programme will run from Tuesday to Fridays from 11 July-4 August 2017 at the...

At the National Museum of Scotland – the Galloway Hoard

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The National Museum of Scotland has become guardian of the Galloway Hoard after the Queen's And Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer (QLTR) allocated it to them. QLTR is the owner of last resort in a number...

Painting of Bonnie Prince Charlie to be loaned to the National Museum of Scotland

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 The portrait, by Louis Gabriel Blanchet, shows Charles Edward Stuart at 19, in full princely regalia. It was painted in Rome in 1739. The Stuarts by this time had been in exile in Europe...

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