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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
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.
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 important members of the Chief of Clan Grant’s household are now on display in the National Museum of Scotland.
A new study of a whale which stranded off the Pembrokeshire coast in 2012 has revealed it to be the first short-finned pilot whale ever to be found in British waters.
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.
Saturday 1 July to Sunday 29 October 2023
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.