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Major video game exhibition to open in Edinburgh next summer

Game On 

29 June to 3 November 2024 

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Game On, the largest interactive exhibition of the history and the culture of video games, will return to Edinburgh next summer. The exhibition, featuring iconic characters and games ranging from Space Invaders to Sonic the Hedgehog and Mario to Minecraft, runs from 29 June to 3 November 2024 at the National Museum of Scotland. 

The Catwalk by Shashwat Harish, Kenya, Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition coming to Edinburgh

Wildlife Photographer of the Year, National Museum of Scotland (20 January to 6 May 2024) 

The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will open at the National Museum of Scotland on 20 January 2024, featuring exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world. Using photography's unique emotive power to engage and inspire audiences, the images shine a light on stories and species around the world and encourage a future of advocating for the planet. 

Curator Dr Ali Clark with the Bottled Ocean 2123 installation, part of a new exhibition, Rising Tide: Art and Environment in Oceania which opens Saturday 12 August at the National Museum of Scotland (credit Stewart Attwood)

Climate-themed exhibition of Oceanic art to open at the National Museum of Scotland

A new exhibition, Rising Tide: Art and Environment in Oceania opening this Saturday at the National Museum of Scotland showcases artworks created in response to the climate crisis in Australia and the Pacific Islands.  

Artist George Nuku puts the finishing touches to the installation of the artwork Bottled Ocean 2123

Ocean-themed artwork made from recycled plastic to be unveiled at the National Museum of Scotland

The artwork Bottled Ocean 2123, which imagines the state of the oceans 100 years into the future in an immersive, undersea landscape crafted from recycled plastic, has been installed at the National Museum of Scotland. 

A model walks down the catwalk in the National Museums Scotland commission at London Fashion Week (February 2020). © VIN   OMI

National Museums Scotland unveils new commission: a dress by fashion designers and activists VIN + OMI made of materials from The King’s estate

National Museums Scotland has unveiled a new commission for the National Collection; a dress by fashion designers and climate activists VIN + OMI which incorporates nettles and horsehair sourced from Highgrove, the private residence of The King and Queen. It will go on display in Beyond the Little Black Dress at the National Museum of Scotland from 1 July, after which it will enter the permanent collection. 

Declaration of Arbroath 2 credit Mike Brooks © King's Printer for Scotland, National Records of Scotland, SP13-7

Declaration of Arbroath to go on Public Display for the First Time in 18 Years at the National Museum of Scotland

Saturday June 3 to Sunday 2 July 2023

Admission Free

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The Declaration of Arbroath will be displayed at the National Museum of Scotland this summer for the first time in 18 years. The display has been organised in partnership between National Museums Scotland and National Records of Scotland, who are custodians of the document. The famous document will be on show from 3 June to 2 July 2023.

Model Zelda Smyth wears a Gareth Pugh dress hand-embroidered with black plastic drinking straws. The dress will go on display in Beyond the Little Black Dress at the National Museum of Scotland which opens on 1 July. Tickets for the exhibition go on sale tomorrow [3 March]. © David Eustace

New images by David Eustace are revealed as tickets for Beyond the Little Black Dress go on sale

Tickets for the National Museum of Scotland’s summer exhibition Beyond the Little Black Dress go on sale tomorrow, Friday 3 March, 2023.