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Museum opening exhibit of The Galloway Hoard on Saturday

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This is a story about treasure trove. The Galloway Hoard, Scotland's earliest Viking-age hoard, was buried around 900 AD and rediscovered in 2014 on Church of Scotland land at Balmaghie in Kirkcudbrightshire by a...

New trustees appointed at National Museums Scotland

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The Scottish Government has appointed new trustees to the board of National Museums Scotland. The appointments begin on 1 April 2021 and last for four years.The four appointees are:Motaram Mimi Brophy is a manager...

National Museum of Scotland researchers discover first dinosaur

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Researchers have discovered the first fossil of a Jurassic dinosaur from the Isle of Eigg in Scotland. The limb bone is thought to belong to a stegosaurian dinosaur, like Stegosaurus. Dr Elsa Panciroli, Research Affiliate at National Museums Scotland, who discovered the bone...

National Museums Scotland opening all venues in August

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National Museums Scotland will reopen the National Museum of Flight, National Museum of Rural Life and the National Museum of Scotland next month.With a range of safety measures in place they are raring...

National Galleries ready to reopen all their venues in August

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Following the First Minister's announcement earlier it will be possible for museums and galleries to reopen to the public.The National Galleries of Scotland will open their buildings in a phased manner from August.A spokesman...

National STEM programme sparks interest

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A national science initiative has sparked an increase in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning across Scotland over the last six months, with over 2,000 school pupils taking part in a series of...

National science engagement programme ‘powers up’ over 5,000 young scientists

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A national science engagement programme launched last year to inspire more young people in Scotland to consider a future career in the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) industries has engaged more than 5,000...

Edinburgh Napier students Rip It Up

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Edinburgh Napier students have been helping to tell the story of Scottish pop music through a creative partnership with National Museums Scotland. As part of National Museum Scotland’s forthcoming exhibition, Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop,...

Red Arrows Hawk now on display at National Museum of Flight

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A Red Arrows Hawk T1A has been flown into East Fortune by the Royal Air Force to go on display next to Concorde.The Ministry of Defence has loaned the iconic plane through RAF Heritage...

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...

Fundraising saves the Galloway Hoard

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The Galloway Hoard is now safe following a fundraising effort led by National Museums Scotland (NMS).NMS has announced this morning that it has achieved its fundraising target of £1.98 million in order to acquire the...

New strategy for National Museums Scotland launched

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National Museums Scotland has launched its new National Strategy, strengthening its approach to working nationally with a commitment to taking more of the collections beyond the walls of the National Museums, engaging and inspiring...

Museum of Flight will reopen on Friday with new displays after redevelopment

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Two nationally significant Second World War hangars at the Museum have undergone a major £3.6 million restoration and redevelopment, offering an exciting new experience for visitors of all ages.Built during the Second World War they are...

Museum of Flight to reopen two hangars in the spring

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Two of the National Museum of Flight's aircraft hangars have undergone £3.6 million worth of refurbishment and National Museums Scotland today announced that they will be reopened to the public in the Spring.The nationally...

New storage facility for National Museums Scotland opened

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Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop MSP opened a new state of the art collections, research, access and storage facility in Granton today.The new building, which houses nearly ten million objects, will enable material from National...

The National Museum of Scotland – The Pringle of Scotland Story

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The National Museum of Scotland is to host an exhibition from next week exploring the history of one of the world’s oldest fashion brands. Fully Fashioned: The Pringle of Scotland Story marks the company’s...

Helmand Return: a fresh perspective on the photography of conflict

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 Someone is sculpting a rose from scrap metal, a gift perhaps for a girlfriend or mother. In the very same room - 'Theatre Equipment Support' as it is known - five metal crosses are...

Steam railway enthusiasts enjoy the Morayshire

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Visitors to the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway last week were treated to an extra large slice of nostalgia courtesy of a group of enthusiasts who hired the scenic heritage line for a four day photo shoot starring the beautiful...

Last chance to see Museum’s Japanese prints exhibition!

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This week is the last chance to catch spectacular artwork and larger-than-life characters from a 19th century Japanese cultural phenomenon. Kabuki: Japanese Theatre Prints, which has attracted over 20,000 visitors, shows off the highlights of National Museums...

Museums programme announced for 2014

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A great variety of exhibits will be showcased in the new exhibitions which will be staged next year. National Museums Scotland has revealed its exhibitions programme for 2014. Exhibitions and events explore a diverse range of...

Standing on history at the Mary Queen of Scots exhibition

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The new exhibition at the National Museum opens today showing exclusive objects about Mary Queen of Scots. The aim is to celebrate her life but also to focus on the pivotal moment when her...

Taxis take on a new look

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Vikings take to the streets of Edinburgh on taxis National Museum of Scotland and Ubiquitous partner to create ‘Viking black cabs’   A major new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland that displays a host of...

Rare find at the Central Library

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A rare Japanese handscroll painting, dating back to the early 1700s, has been discovered in the special collections of Edinburgh’s Central Library. Gifted to Edinburgh City Libraries in the 1940s by a relative of Henry...

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...

Edinburgh Lectures 2012 announce starry line up

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The Edinburgh Lectures 2012 series has announced one of its best ever line-ups to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of this long running lecture programme.Illustrious speakers such as Kate Adie, Lord David Puttnam, His Holiness...

Edinburgh job – Visitor Services Assistant

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National Museums Scotland are looking for a new member of staff to work with them as Visitor Services Assistant.The advert is as follows:- Your role will be to provide high quality customer service to visitors...

Edinburgh Job – Visitor Services Manager

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National Museums Scotland are gearing up for the reopening of Chambers Street museum at the end of July, and are advertising for a new Visitor Services Manager. The advert is as follows:-Visitor Services Manager...

What’s on in Edinburgh This Week? 14th February 2011

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14th February 2011If you are at a loose end this morning then The Filmhouse are showing Toy Story 3 at 11am as part of Weans World, when they allow young children to make a...

National Museums Scotland appoint Edinburgh lawyer as new trustee

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Culture Minister Fiona Hyslop today announced the appointment of three new members including prominent Edinburgh lawyer Bruce Minto to the Board of Trustees of National Museums Scotland.Bruce Minto co-founded law firm Dickson Minto in...

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