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Sim'oogit Ni'isjoohl (Mr Earl Stephens) and Sigidimnak’ Nox Ts'aawit (Dr Amy Parent) of Nisga'a Nation with the memorial pole credit Neil Hanna.

National Museums Scotland to transfer memorial pole to Nisga’a Nation

A memorial pole brought to Scotland nearly a century ago will be returned to its place of origin in what is now British Columbia, Canada.  

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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Senior Curator Dr Alice Blackwell holds the rare early medieval gold sword pommel. Photo © Stewart Attwood WEB

National Museums Scotland acquires rare, early medieval gold sword pommel

National Museums Scotland has acquired an exceptionally rare gold sword pommel, created around 700 AD. Discovered in Stirlingshire, this spectacular object is one of the first of its kind found in Scotland and has been allocated to the Museums by the King’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer following the recommendation of the Scottish Archaeological Finds Allocation Panel. 

Lewis Morley and Amber Leslie test their sea survival skills at the National Museum of Flight. Photo © Neil Hanna WEB

Learn sea survival skills at the National Museum of Flight this half term

Families can test their sea survival skills at the National Museum of Flight this half term. Supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, special workshops and activities will take place at the museum in East Lothian on 15 & 16 and 22 & 23 October.

Families enjoy autumn at the National Museum of Rural Life. Photo © National Museums Scotland (1)

National Museum of Rural Life launches Autumn Explorers for half-term

The whole family can enjoy autumn activities at the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride this half-term. Supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, Autumn Explorers will run from Tuesday 18 – Friday 21 October. 

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. 

Life reconstruction of Scleromochlus taylori by Gabriel Ugueto © Gabriel Ugueto) WEB

Triassic specimen found to be early relative of pterosaurs a century after its discovery

A new study of a tiny Triassic fossil reptile first discovered over 100 years ago in the north east of Scotland has revealed it to be a close relative of the species that would become pterosaurs – iconic flying reptiles of the age of the dinosaurs. 

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.

Maths Week Scotland © Lesley Martin

Maths Week Scotland is back and bigger than ever

Maths Week Scotland 26 September – 2 October 2022

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The National Museum of Flight. Photo © Ruth Armstrong WEB

Visit the National Museum of Flight for free this weekend

Visitors to the National Museum of Flight in East Lothian will be able to enjoy one of Scotland’s best days out for free this weekend. The museum is part of the Doors Open Days programme on the 24 and 25 of September.