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A rare example joins National Museum’s display

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A rare example of  Sir Basil Spence furniture is now on display in the Design for Living Gallery at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. Sir Basil Spence, a leading British architect of the 20th...

Museum wins baby changing award

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The National Museum of Scotland has been crowned this year’s winner in the Sudocrem Care & Protect Baby Changing Room Awards in the category for Best Dad’s Toilet.Scottish rugby player Stuart Hogg presented the award to...

Kids go free at Monkey Business

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Kids can now go free to Monkey Business at the National Museum of Scotland until the exhibition closes on 23 April, thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The promotion, which begins tomorrow in...

Our advent calendar – Christmas Gift suggestion #22

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Our suggestion is to support the National Museum of Scotland (NMS) by gifting a membership to NMS to your friends or family. You are doing some good while giving a great gift at the...

Come out to play with Dad’s Rock

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Dad's Rock is an Edinburgh charity run by Barry, David and Tom. They are all dads themselves and they have put together this bumper list of things to do in Edinburgh with children of...

At the National Museum of Scotland – Monkey Business

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The jungle has arrived at the National Museum of Scotland as primates swing from the branches, hang by their tails and screech from the canopy in Monkey Business.More than 60 spectacular new taxidermy specimens of monkeys,...

Our museum is on the telly…

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A programme tonight at 21:00 on BBC Two includes discussions among  writers Muriel Gray and Alexander McCall Smith, and model Eunice Olumide.They investigate some of the most outstanding treasures from one of the finest...

Styling the Nation at the museum

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Earlier this year The National Museum of Scotland opened ten new galleries following continued investment on Chambers Street. In November the museum will host a sensationally stylish weekend inspired by the Museum’s new Art and...

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition opens tomorrow

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The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, on tour from the Natural History Museum in London, will open at the National Museum of Scotland tomorrow Friday 16 September 2016. Admission is free.This will be...

Museum will open the new galleries with a day long party

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From Friday 8 July you can enjoy ten new or, perhaps more accurately in some cases, substantially refreshed galleries at the National Museum of Scotland. We think it is a really good combination of old...

Edinburgh Science Festival – Principia Mission Launch

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UK Principia Mission Launch EdinburghOn Tuesday 15 December, Scotland marked British ESA Astronaut's Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station with European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti who was visiting Edinburgh.In partnership...

At the National Museum in 2016

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Ten new galleries will be unveiled at the National Museum of Scotland next summer and, in spring, two redeveloped aircraft hangars will open at the National Museum of Flight in East Fortune.Meanwhile, a packed...

Museum Lates: Victorian Sensation

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Well, the Museum Lates this time came with a Victorian twist, albeit elements of steampunk and selfies to drag it right up to the present day. With a lecture on tattoos, mindfulness, colouring in of...

Five things you need to know today 

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Museum Takeover today!  Inverleith Neighbourhood Partnership Last chance to see Photography a Victorian Sensation O Taste and See: Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers in concert Edinburgh Steiner School Christmas Market on Saturday Museum Takeover Day in England means that young...

Ongoing strike at the National Museum of Scotland

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Staff at the National Museum of Scotland are on strike until 30 August and this means that some parts of the Museum and the National War Museum will be closed to the public all...

Photography from the Victorian era

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This June there will be a major exhibition staged at the National Museum of Scotland displaying all sorts of images taken in the 19th century and explaining how the Victorians were crazy about photos.It...

Chef is up for a challenge!

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A big challenge is looming for one Edinburgh chef who tomorrow night is due to serve up a three course meal to an audience of discerning experts at Scotland’s foodie equivalent of the Oscars.The catering...

National Museum of Scotland – Photography from Victorian times

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Next month there will be a major exhibition staged at the National Museum of Scotland which will explore the Victorian craze for photography and examine how it has influenced the way we capture and...

The Edinburgh International Science Festival 2015: from Astrojazz to Pigs’ Trotters

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 Got an old astronaut suit tucked away somewhere? Prepared to admit to it...or even wear it? Then this one's for you....on Thursday Dr Gordon Rintoul, Director of National Museums Scotland, launched the 2015 Edinburgh International Science...

Sunday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Winter Guided Walk: join a Garden Guide for a leisurely afternoon walk round the Garden. Discover stunning seasonal highlights and learn about the history of the Garden and its plants. For ages 14+. 2pm,...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Today there will be two showings of films designed to have you on the edge of your seat in awe rather than fear. Get along to the Festival Theatre to be thrilled by the two...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 19TH JANUARY 2015Toddler Time: The Hive (U). Screenings designed to introduce young children to the cinema., with 30-minutes shows for pre-school children and their parents/carers. This week join Buzzbee and his friends in...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Morningside United Kids' Club: two hours of stories, games and crafts. 10am-12 noon today and every Saturday, Morningside United Church, 15 Chamberlain Road. £3 per child. All welcome!Winter Guided Walk: join a Garden Guide for...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 MONDAY 12TH JANUARY 2015Timmy Time Programme 15: Timmy Finds Aliens, and other stories. Join Timmy and his friends for three fun adventures in this collection of classic Timmy Time episodes. Toddler Time is a...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Exhibition Launch: Alasdair MacDonald. Ally is a self-taught artist painting mainly in oils on canvas or board. 7.30pm, Sofi's Bar, 65 Henderson Street. Free bubbles and nibbles!Bookbug: rhymes and songs for young children and their...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Portrait Gallery Curator's talk: Ponte City. A chance to chat to Portrait Gallery curators about current exhibitions: this month Anne Lyden, International Photography Curator, will talk about Ponte City. 5.30-6pm, Scottish National Portrait Gallery,...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Magic Carpet: take a trip on the Magic Carpet to explore the fantastic things in the National Museum of Scotland. 25 minutes of stories, songs and activities for children aged 2-4 years and their...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 Back to 'normal' this week, with not a shred of tinsel in sight (hoorah!) and plenty of events on offer; films, books, art, and music from a very special violin....we may not have spring...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Bookbug: songs and rhymes for young children. 10.30-11am, Oxgangs Library, 343 Oxgangs Road North.GENERATION Tours at Modern One: free, discussion-led tours of the exhibition, focusing on key themes and artists. 11-11.45am or 1-1.45pm, Scottish...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On on New Year’s Day

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Edinburgh's Hogmany: Scot: Lands. Artists and musicians will welcome in the New Year at surprising and atmospheric venues in the Old Town and beyond. Begin your journey at the National Museum of Scotland, Chambers...

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