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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. 

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

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. 

Grand Gallery at the National Museum of Scotland. © National Museums Scotland 01

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.

Principal Curator of Vertebrates Dr Andrew Kitchener with a specimen from the Eocene birds collection of National Museums Scotland. Photo © Stewart Attwood

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. 

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 

Historical re-enactor Terence Finnegan makes final preparations for a new escape room experience the National Museum of Flight. Image © Stewart Attwood (6)

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.

Gold filigree “aestels” from The Galloway Hoard. Image © National Museums Scotland WEB

Galloway Hoard: Viking-age Treasure

30 July to 23 October 2022, Aberdeen Art Gallery 

Liv Mullen wheels a Dalek into the National Museum of Scotland ahead of major exhibition. Photo credit © Duncan McGlynn (4)

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.