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MONDAY 14TH JULY 2014Dog Tales: the Dogs Trust are hosting this storytelling session about safety around dogs and responsible dog ownership.  For ages 5-10.  2-3pm, Wester Hailes Library, 1 Westside Plaza.Lunchtime Concert: First Central...

Common Cause: Commonwealth Scots and the Great War

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In 1913 James Richardson emigrated with his family from Bellshill to Vancouver. A year later Britain declared war on Germany. James became Piper James Richardson of the 16th (Canadian Scottish) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force....

National Museum of Scotland hosts a heat of Sky HD Portrait Artist of the...

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This week the Scottish regional heat of Sky Arts HD Portrait Artist of the Year competition took place at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.   The event was staged in the centre...

Ten new galleries for National Museum of Scotland

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More work is to be carried out at Chambers Street following the award of £4.84 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The National Museum of Scotland is set to begin work on its  £14.1...

Museum report theft of dinosaur bones

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Dinosaur Bone Theft from National Museum of Scotland A rare dinosaur bone has gone missing from the National Museum of Scotland. The dinosaur thigh bone went missing from the Museum yesterday. The Museum’s CCTV footage shows an...

National Museum of Scotland shows Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition 2014

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The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition opens today at the National Museum of Scotland, the only Scottish venue at which it will appear. On loan from the Natural History Museum in London, the exhibition...

National Museum most visited attraction outside London

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Figures released today (Wednesday 5 March) from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) reveal that the National Museum of Scotland was the most visited attraction in the UK outside London in 2013.Announcing its...

A “Mammoth” new experience at the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa

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 A “MAMMOTH” NEW EXPERIENCE AT THE SHERATON GRAND HOTEL & SPAPerfect for PANKs – Professional Aunts No Kids – the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa has partnered with National Museums Scotland to offer an...

Five things you need to know today

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 Harry Potter at National Library - Gilmerton Library offering digital help - Edinburgh Reads event at Blackhall Library - National Library of Scotland competition - South Queensferry LibraryJ K Rowling has written in the margin but...

Mammoths of the Ice Age opens today at National Museum

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 National Museums Scotland presents Mammoths of the Ice Age, a major exhibition exploring the mysteries of the Ice Age and revealing what life was like for the iconic mammals of this era; the mammoth and the...

Five things you need to know today

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Mammoths at the Museum - Edinburgh Zoo's wallabies celebrate Australia Day - Photos - The Edinburgh Alphabet - South Queensferry Rotary clubWe went to see the Mammoths yesterday. If you visit from today then...

Child curators takeover city’s museums today

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Today is 'Takeover Day Scotland' in Museums across the nation, including the Museum of Edinburgh and the National Museum of Scotland. It is the first day on which museums are taken over by children who are...

Thursday night at the Museum – how to make money from stamps and coins

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 Rare heritage items related to Robert the Bruce, Rabbie Burns and King James VI & I will be on display at the National Museum of Scotland on Thursday evening as Stanley Gibbons Investments present...

Open evening at the Museum

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Places can now be booked for the National Museums Scotland’s Annual Open Evening, which will take place at the National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh on Thursday 21 November.National Museums Scotland’s Annual Open...

Huge new exhibition at the Museum from January

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Mammoths of the Ice AgeFriday 24 January to Sunday 20 April 2014National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh This January National Museums Scotland presents Mammoths of the Ice Age, a major exhibition exploring the mysteries of the...

Exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland throws the spotlight on early medieval Scotland

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New exhibition Creative Spirit: Revealing Early Medieval Scotland opens this autumn at the National Museum of Scotland. Treasures from the national collections as well as contemporary creations by artists and craftspeople will offer visitors a rare glimpse...

National Museum of Scotland – Kabuki: Japanese Theatre Prints

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Kabuki: Japanese Theatre Prints is a new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland that reveals the spectacular artwork and larger-than-life characters from a 19th century Japanese cultural phenomenon and it opens this weekend.The...

Edinburgh International Festival: Cybraphon

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The Edinburgh Reporter's Trystan Davies spoke to Ziggy Campbell of collective art group Found about the award winning Cybraphon - the autonomous emotional robot band that makes a big demand of its fans!  You will see that...

Museum is calling out for your old telegrams

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There is a lovely project running just now and if you have any old telegrams then you might think of taking them along to The National Museum of Scotland which is inviting people to...

Late Night at the Museum

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Since the refurbishment of the National Museum of Scotland, the curators have looked for innovative ways to open the doors to customers of all ages. Tonight it was the over-18s who got the run...

Last chance to see the Vikings!

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 This week is your last chance to see the Vikings! exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland.The National Museum of Scotland is the only UK venue for Vikings!, an outstanding exhibition of more than 500 objects, including...

Late night at the Museum – tickets on sale today

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Dino-Night at the National Museum of Scotland RBS Museum Lates: Dino-Night National Museum of Scotland, Friday 17 May 2013, 7pm to 10.30pm. Tickets go on sale today for the next RBS Museum Lates event, which will take...

Release your inner Bard in Edinburgh!

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Burns Night is celebrated annually in Scotland around the end of January, the Bard's birthday. There is a feast of entertainment commemorating the life and work of Robert Burns in the capital this year. Burns was born...

Car stolen after keys theft from Museum

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Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses after a car was stolen from Chambers Street on Thursday afternoon.Keys to the '06 grey Citreon Xsara Picasso were removed from a woman's handbag in the...

Book Week Scotland’s Reading Hour at the museum

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Alexander McCall Smith to lead Reading Hour at National Museum of Scotland for Book Week Scotland Celebrated authors Alexander McCall Smith and Lari Don will lead a read-in at the National Museum of Scotland this...

RBS Museum Lates in October – but book now!

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Mystery and intrigue sets the stage for the next RBS Museum Lates event at the National Museum of Scotland on Friday 19 October 2012, with the theme Behind the Masque.Tickets went on sale earlier this week for...

Museum to display its most expensive exhibit

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A truly magnificent object, a Byzantine sardonyx bowl mounted on a 16th century gold stand, known as a tazza, has been acquired for the nation by National Museums Scotland. It is the most valuable single object...

Hurry along to see the Fascinating Mummies

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The Fascinating Mummies Exhibition at The National Museum of Scotland is nearing the end of its run, so you had better hurry if you have not yet been along to see it. The popular exhibition has...

Fascinating Mummies at the National Museum of Scotland

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From the mysterious, draped-filled corridor that beckons you into the show’s sepulchral inner sanctum, it’s clear that the National Museum of Scotland’s new exhibition Fascinating Mummies is going to be something special. But for...

Scottish Green Energy Awards 2011

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Scotland's tenth Green Energy Awards celebrated the successes of the renewables industry last night with the largest ever ceremony. Among the winners were First Minister, Alex Salmond, for Best Politician and Richard Yemm, founder of...

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