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Quaich, silver, by Matthew Colquhoun, Ayr, c1685 © Stewart Attwood-2

Uniquely Scottish Silver

Uniquely Scottish Silver  
5 August 2023 to 26 May 2024 
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh

Chloe Spencer (9) looks forward the opening of the National Museum of Flight’s Brick History LEGO® display this Saturday.  Running at the East Lothian attraction until 5 November, the display depicts pivotal moments in world history in LEGO® and is accompanied by hands-on family events including the chance to build a LEGO® Saturn V space rocket at a Big Build Weekend on 26 and 27 August. Credit: Paul Dodds

National Museum of Flight presents history in LEGO® bricks

A special display of LEGO® models showing key moments in history will go on display at the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune, East Lothian next Saturday 5 August.

William Grant Foundation Research Fellow, Rosie Waine with a skirt and top by Prickly Thistle. Credit - Duncan McGlynn (2)

National Museums Scotland acquires contemporary Highland dress

National Museums Scotland has revealed a new collection of contemporary Highland dress, documenting a vibrant industry in Scotland today. Eight outfits have been added to National Museums Scotland’s world class holdings of tartan and Highland dress, enabling it to tell the story of Scotland’s iconic costume in the 21st century. 

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. 

Molly (5) and Adam (8) Cook from Bun-sgoil Beinn Chamshroin (Mount Cameron Primary Gaelic School) meet Lewis the Bull at the National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride as they launch the attraction’s new bilingual family trail. Named after Lewis, the trail introduces children to Scottish farming objects and rural traditions and teaches English-speaking visitors some simple Gaelic words.

National Museum of Rural Life launches Gaelic-English family trail

The National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride has introduced a new bilingual Gaelic-English family trail named after the attraction’s recently-arrived Highland Bull, Lewis.

Models (L-R) Joshua Cairns, Grace Dempsey and Shannon Summers arrive at the National Museum of Scotland ahead of the opening of Beyond the Little Black Dress on Saturday (1 July). The exhibition deconstructs an iconic wardrobe staple, examining the radical power of the colour black in fashion. Image copyright Duncan McGlynn

Major fashion exhibition ‘Beyond the Little Black Dress’ opens this weekend at the National Museum of Scotland

A new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland deconstructs 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) brings together 65 striking looks from collections and designers around the world.   

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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. 

Dr Ali Clark with サ–モアのうた’ (Sāmoa no uta) – A Song About Sāmoa – Vasa (Ocean)  © National Museums Scotland-2

National Museums Scotland acquires Yuki Kihara artwork ahead of Rising Tide exhibition

National Museums Scotland has acquired a major artwork by internationally renowned Pacific artist, Yuki Kihara, thanks to Art Fund support.  

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National Museum of Flight constructs Awesome weekend for LEGO® lovers

Lovers of LEGO® can enjoy a special celebration of their favourite building blocks next Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June when the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune, East Lothian hosts its Awesome Bricks event.

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.

Karris MacLennan Green (7) from Mossneuk Primary gets ready for Woolly Weekend at the National Museum of Rural Life on 20 and 21 May. Supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, the event features spinning and sheep shearing demonstrations, craft activities and the chance to meet alpacas and rare breed sheep © Paul Dodds

Visitors to flock to National Museum of Rural Life’s Woolly Weekend

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Spinning demonstrations, sheep shearing and the chance to meet some alpacas are some of the woolly treats in store for visitors to the National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May when the attraction hosts its special Woolly Weekend event.