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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.
Four new trustees appointed to the Board of National Museums Scotland
The Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development and Minister with Special Responsibility for Refugees from Ukraine, Neil Gray, today announced the appointment of Professor Monojit Chatterji, Stephen Dando, Dr Bridget McConnell and Beth McKillop as Members of the Board of National Museums Scotland.
Fossil bird collection of international importance bequeathed to National Museums Scotland
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A collection of over 700 bird fossils has been bequeathed to National Museums Scotland. The fossils date from 54-56 million years ago, the beginning of the Eocene period, and represent the early stages in the evolution of modern birds. The collection is believed to contain many species which are new to science.
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
National Museum of Flight launches new escape room experience
Scotland’s only escape room on an historic airfield launches this week at the National Museum of Flight in East Fortune. Operation Sabotage has been developed in collaboration with young people aged 16-25 as part of the Scotland 365 project and will take place from 5-14 August.
Galloway Hoard: Viking-age Treasure
30 July to 23 October 2022, Aberdeen Art Gallery
Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder: Science exhibition lands in Edinburgh
The Scottish premiere of Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder will take place at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh this December.
Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life
A major new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland looks at the history of anatomical study, from artistic explorations by Leonardo da Vinci to the Burke and Hare murders.
Galloway Hoard: Viking-age Treasure exhibition at Kirkcudbright Galleries breaks records
The display of one of the most important UK archaeological finds of the century, The Galloway Hoard, has become the most popular exhibition to be held in Kirkcudbright Galleries since the venue opened in 2018.
National Museums Scotland launches Gaelic Language Plan consultation
National Museums Scotland has launched a consultation to inform the development of its third Gaelic Language Plan.
Taighean-tasgaidh Nàiseanta Alba A' Sireadh Bheachdan air a Phlana Gàidhlig
Tha Taighean Tasgaidh Nàiseanta Alba air co-chomhairleachadh fhoillseachadh a chuireas ri a threas Plana Gàidhlig.
National Museums Scotland acquires rare embroidery and launches new conservation internships
A rare embroidery dating from the early seventeenth century has been acquired by National Museums Scotland. The exquisite textile has been acquired with the support of textile collector and philanthropist Leslie B. Durst and coincides with the announcement of three Leslie B. Durst Textile Conservation Internships.