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Dr Alice Blackwell with the Declaration of Arbroath credit Duncan McGlynn

Declaration of Arbroath goes on 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 goes on display at the National Museum of Scotland tomorrow 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 Declaration. The famous document will be on show from 3 June to 2 July 2023.

Raise A Paddle © Fenton Lutunatabua / 350.org

Rising Tide: Art and Environment in Oceania

Saturday 12 August 2023 to Sunday 14 April 2024
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh
Admission: Free

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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. 

Two portraits of members of the Chief of Clan Grant’s household, ‘The Piper’ and ‘The Champion’ are now on display in the National Museum of Scotland.

18th century clan portraits go on display at the National Museum of Scotland

Two portraits of important members of the Chief of Clan Grant’s household are now on display in the National Museum of Scotland.  

Cybermen patrol the National Museum of Scotland. Image © Stewart Attwood. WEB

Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder opens this weekend

Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder 
9 Dec 2022 - 1 May 2023 
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh  

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Beyond the Little Black Dress at the National Museum of Scotland. Contact press office for copyright information.-2

Beyond the Little Black Dress

Saturday 1 July to Sunday 29 October 2023 
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh 

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A new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland will deconstruct the little black dress, examining the radical power of the colour black in fashion. From design classics to cutting-edge catwalk creations, Beyond the Little Black Dress (1 July to 29 October 2023) will bring together more than 60 striking looks from collections and designers around the world.  

Detail, Bernat Klein at High Sunderland in the Scottish Borders, 1963 - 1964. © Bernat Klein  Behr Photography; Image © National Museums Scotland

Bernat Klein: Design in Colour

5 November 2022 to 23 April 2023 
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh 
Admission: Free 

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Portrait of Bernat Klein, c.1963 - 1966. © Bernat Klein  Martin Mandel; Image © National Museums Scotland

National Museum of Scotland asks public for memories of famous Scottish designer

The National Museum of Scotland is calling for memories of famous artist and designer Bernat Klein ahead of a major exhibition of his work opening next month. Klein (1922 - 2014) was born in Yugoslavia (now Serbia) but settled in the Scottish Borders where he lived and worked for over 40 years. 

A TARDIS landed in the Grand Gallery at the National Museum of Scotland. Photo © Stewart Attwood WEB

Tickets for Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder go on sale

Tickets for the Scottish premier of Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder at the National Museum of Scotland go on sale tomorrow, 4 October 2022. 

Curator Sophie Goggins with a rare anatomical model by Louis Auzouz, 19th-century. Photo © Neil Hanna (1) (1)

Museum Late: Anatomica

On Friday 7 October the legendary Museum Lates return with an Anatomy theme inspired by the popular exhibition, Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life, at the National Museum of Scotland.

Artist Luke Jerram and his sculpture E.coli at the National Museum of Scotland. Photo © Neil Hanna. low res

90ft sculpture of the bacteria E.coli goes on show at the National Museum of Scotland

E.coli by Luke Jerram
3-31 August, National Museum of Scotland