National Museums Scotland

Connecting Scotland to the world and the world to Scotland.

Exhibitions & Events

Visit our new Ancient Egypt and East Asia galleries

Discover the remarkable culture and achievements of the ancient Egyptians and explore one of the most significant East Asia collections in the UK.

New Ancient Egypt, East Asia and Ceramics galleries

Could you be the new Chair of our Board of Trustees?

Do you share our passion for cultural heritage? Do you have the skills to help us realise our ambitions? We are seeking a new Chair of our Board of Trustees to lead our plans for the future.

Details and application pack
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Gift Membership

This Christmas give memories that last a lifetime. Give the gift of Membership.

With Membership to National Museums Scotland, your friends and family will enjoy fantastic savings, with free entry to our museums, exhibitions, big days out, and access to exclusive Member events and discounts.

Choose to pay by Direct Debit and they'll receive 15 months for the price of 12 in their first year! Order before 16 December to receive in time for Christmas Day.

Buy Gift Membership
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Explore the unique range of gifts and books in our online shop.

Celebrate all things Scottish with our Wild and Majestic collection, find a place in your home for the iconic Lewis chesspieces or discover our range of jewellery, based on treasures from the National Museum of Scotland.

Visit our shop

National Museums Collection Centre

Our Collections Centre in Granton, Edinburgh provides state-of-the-art conservation laboratories and enhanced storage for the national collections.

Find out more
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