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Arthur's Seat Coffins. Copyright National Museums Scotland (3)

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.

Silver bullion from the lower layer of the Galloway Hoard WEB-2

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. 

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

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.  

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

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. 

Helen Wyld, Senior Curator of Historic Textiles at National Museums Scotland, with the 17th century embroidery. Photo © Stewart Attwood WEB

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.

Woolly Weekend at the National Museum of Rural Life. Photo © Paul Dodds WEB

National Museum of Rural Life to showcase the wonders of wool

The wonders of wool will take centre stage at the National Museum of Rural Life on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May when the East Kilbride attraction hosts a special Woolly Weekend event.

Doctoral Researcher Laura Scobie, with bottles of whisky acquired by National Museums Scotland. Photo © Stewart Attwood WEB

National Museums Scotland reveals contemporary whisky collection

National Museums Scotland has revealed a new collection exploring contemporary Scottish whisky. Announced to coincide with World Whisky Day on 21 May 2022, a selection of bottled whiskies, packaging and related material have been acquired to reflect the thriving industry in the 21st century.

01. Silver casket. Image copyright National Museums Scotland WEB

Rare French silver casket believed to have belonged to Mary, Queen of Scots is acquired for the nation

A silver casket believed to have been owned by Mary, Queen of Scots has been acquired for the nation. An iconic piece of Scotland’s national heritage, it goes on display at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh from Thursday 19 May.   

Detail of A Large Pine Tree Pool, Hitomi Hosono, 2019, ©Hitomi Hosono. Image © National Museums Scotland WEB

Japanese Contemporary Design

6 May 2022 to 5 March 2023 
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh 

Dig for Victory at the National Museum of Flight, East Lothian. Photo © Paul Dodds (1)

National Museum of Flight prepares to Dig for Victory

Inspired by its location on an atmospheric Second World War airfield, the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune, East Lothian will host a special Dig for Victory event on Sunday 8 May.

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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