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Beth Strange (aged 7) at the National Museum of Rural Life ahead of Woolly Weekend. Image (c) Paul Dodds (5)

National Museum of Rural Life to celebrate the world of wool

Visitors to the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride will be able to explore a world of wool when the attraction hosts its Woolly Weekend event on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May.

Highland Song, screenshots © Inkle (2)

Scottish video games celebrated as tickets go on sale for blockbuster exhibition

Tickets for the National Museum of Scotland’s major summer exhibition Game On go on sale today, Tuesday 30 April 2024.

National Museums Scotland conservator Bethan Bryan works on the Bronze Age Achmore Vessel, 1000 - 500 BC. Image © Duncan McGlynn

Rare artefacts go on display for first time in new exhibitions in Lewis

Rare objects representing thousands of years of island life, from the Neolithic to the Viking Age, go on display this week in Lewis. More than 40 artefacts on loan from National Museums Scotland, including some displayed for the first time, feature in new exhibitions at Comunn Eachdraidh Nis and the Kinloch Historical Society Museum.