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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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Spring at the National Museum of Rural Life. Photo copyright Paul Dodds

New season springs into life at National Museum of Rural Life

New-born lambs and a series of special family events and activities supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery are just some of the attractions to be enjoyed at the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride this Spring.

Count Peter Pininski with the Book of Hours at the National Museum of Scotland. Photo © Stewart Attwood 03

Prayer book inscribed by Mary, Queen of Scots goes on display at the National Museum of Scotland

An illustrated prayer book featuring a poem handwritten by the young Mary, Queen of Scots, is to go on display at the National Museum of Scotland from Thursday 31 March.

Spring clean at the National Museum of Flight. Copyright Paul Dodds

New season events highlight National Museum of Flight’s airfield heritage

The National Museum of Flight in East Lothian will commence seven-day opening on Friday 1 April for a new season that features a number of special events exploring the East Fortune attraction’s history as a wartime RAF base.

Concorde at the National Museum of Flight copyright Sean Bell (3)

Free entry at the National Museum of Flight as The National Lottery Open Week returns

As a recipient of National Lottery funding, the National Museum of Flight in East Fortune is inviting players to visit for free on 26 and 27 March.

University of Edinburgh PhD student Natalia Jagielska with the Jurassic Pterosaur fossil, Dearc sgiathanach. Photo © Stewart Attwood. WEB

World’s largest Jurassic pterosaur unearthed on Scottish island

A spectacular fossil of a huge flying reptile known as a pterosaur, that was found on the Isle of Skye, is the largest of its kind ever discovered from the Jurassic period.

Rock crystal jar from the Galloway Hoard. Photo ©  Neil Hanna WEB

Galloway Hoard yields another exciting discovery, the name of a Bishop Hyguald inscribed on rare rock crystal jar

A rare rock crystal jar found wrapped in textiles as part of the Galloway Hoard has been conserved, revealing a Latin inscription written in gold. The inscription says the jar was made for a bishop named Hyguald.

Lyndsay McGill, Curator of Renaissance and Early Modern History at National Museums Scotland with the 17th century silver trumpet bell, mazer and quaich. Photo © Phil Wilkinson WEB

National Museums Scotland gifted rare collection of 17th century Scottish silver

National Museums Scotland have acquired a trio of exceptionally rare silver objects created in Scotland in the 1600s. The quaich, trumpet bell and mazer are important examples of 17th century Scottish craftsmanship and have been donated to the National Collections by Ron and Rosemary Haggarty.

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

£250,000 project for community groups to research collections in galleries, libraries, archives and museums across the UK

National Museums Scotland has been awarded a grant by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) with the National Maritime Museum, London to enable organisations around the UK to work with community groups to explore experiences of empire, migration, and life in Britain through their collections.