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Hunterston Brooch, c. 700 AD. Image © National Museums Scotland WEB

New book gives fresh perspective on Scotland’s Viking-age foundations

Crucible of Nations reveals Medieval Scotland as a melting pot of ideas.

Arthur's Seat Coffins. Copyright National Museums Scotland (3)-2

Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life

A major new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland will look at the history of anatomical study, from artistic explorations by Leonardo da Vinci to the Burke and Hare murders.

L-R Meredith Greiling, Anna Starkey and Joesph Jackson guide the LUTZ Pathfinder through the Grand Gallery © Neil Hanna Photography WEB

National Museums Scotland acquires one of the UK’s first autonomous vehicles

National Museums Scotland has acquired a prototype LUTZ Pathfinder, one of three vehicles used for the first test of fully self-driving cars in public in the UK. Going on display in the National Museum of Scotland from today, it is the first autonomous vehicle to enter a UK museum collection.

Print depicting Carolina Parrots from Birds of America, by John James Audubon. Image © National Museums Scotland WEB

Audubon’s Birds of America

A new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland will examine the artistry and legacy of one of the world’s rarest, most coveted and biggest books.

PhD student James Inglis takes a closer look at an Oliver Standard Visible Writer No. 3. Photo © Neil Hanna WEB

The Typewriter Revolution

A new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland will examine the social and technological impact of typewriters over more than 100 years, from early prototypes to stylish mid-century models, which are still in use today.

Conserved bird pin from the Galloway Hoard

Galloway Hoard: Viking-age Treasure

One of the most important UK archaeological finds of the century, The Galloway Hoard, will go on display from Saturday 29 May at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.