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Krusatodon kirtlingtonesis artist impression credit Maija Karala

Fossil discovery reveals mammals grew more slowly in the Jurassic than they do today

Two unique Jurassic fossil discoveries from the Isle of Skye have shown that mammals in the time of the dinosaurs grew more slowly and lived longer than mammals today. 

2. Curator Dr Meredith Greiling puts the finishing touches to Cold War Scotland, a new exhibition opening at the National Museum of (

Rùintean-dìomhair niuclasach na h-Alba gan innse ann an taisbeanadh ùr

Cold War Scotland/ Cogadh Fuar na h-Alba

13 Iuchar 2024 gu 26 Faoilleach 2025

Taigh-tasgaidh Nàiseanta na h-Alba, Sràid Chambers, Dùn Èideann

Prìs a-steach: An-asgaidh

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Scotland’s nuclear secrets revealed in new exhibition

Cold War Scotland 

13 July 2024 to 26 January 2025 
 

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh 

Admission: Free 

nms.ac.uk/ColdWarScotland 
 

Game On at the National Museum of Scotland © Andy Catlin-3

Bidh an taisbeanadh geama bhidio eadar-ghnìomhach as motha san t-saoghal a’ fosgladh ann an Dùn Èideann air an deireadh-sheachdain seo

Game On 

29 Ògmhios gu 3 Samhain 2024 
Taigh-tasgaidh Nàiseanta na h-Alba, Sràid Chambers, Dùn Èideann 

National Museum of Flight, East Fortune, Scotland. Photo © Andy Catlin WEB

The National Museum of Flight is flying high with new tours and activities this summer

Visitors can become Second World War codebreakers at the National Museum of Flight this summer. Supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, families will be transported back in time with new activities, tours and a wartime themed puzzle room on the Museum’s historic airfield.

National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride. Photo © Andy Catlin-3

Family fun for all weather at the National Museum of Rural Life this summer

From the farm’s latest arrivals to the ever-popular historic farm house and museum, there’s plenty of family fun to be had this summer come rain or shine at the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride. Free Nature Track Packs will return with exciting ideas and activities to help the whole family enjoy a day exploring the Scottish countryside, thanks to the support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

BAFTA Young Game Designer nominees Rebecca Jones and Eleanor Brooker at the National Museum of Scotland © Duncan McGlynn-2

World’s largest interactive video game exhibition opens in Edinburgh this weekend

Game On 
29 June to 3 November 2024 

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh 

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National Museum of Flight builds Awesome event for LEGO® lovers

Visitors to the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune are set for a fantastic weekend of LEGO® themed activities when the popular Awesome Bricks event returns to the East Lothian attraction on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June. 

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. 

Conservator Diana de Bellaigue removes tarnish from the Mary, Queen of Scots casket. Copyright Duncan McGlynn (5)

Casket believed to have belonged to Mary, Queen of Scots to go on tour

A silver casket believed to have been owned by Mary, Queen of Scots and which was acquired by National Museums Scotland in 2022 has undergone fresh conservation work ahead of going on tour to Kirkcudbright and Stirling.