There are several events coming up at National Museums Scotland in August:
National Museum of Scotland Festival
Join us in August to enjoy some of the very best of the Edinburgh Festival
Fringe at the National Museum of Scotland. Our adults-only Museum After Hours events feature
comedy, dance, music and cabaret performances, on Friday 11, 18 and 25
August. Tickets include entry to our major summer exhibition Bonnie Prince
Charlie and the Jacobites. For daytime Fringe
entertainment, join us at 14:00 every day between 5–27 August to enjoy
Free Fringe Musicin the Grand Gallery. See our full
list of Free Fringe Music performers here.
Come to our brand new event Awesome Bricks at the National Museum of
Flight for two days of brick-building adventures. Master the art of
building with LEGO® bricks and see amazing creations from other LEGO® enthusiasts.
Limited Early Bird tickets available.
Mon 31 Jul–Fri 4 Aug
National Museum of Rural Life
The second week of our Go Wild in Summer family activities at
the National Museum of Rural Life celebrates the food that comes from the
farm. Have a go at butter-making, learn about the journey of honey from
bee to pot, and plant some seeds to grow herbs or vegetables at
home. Download the full programme to plan your day.
Wed 2–Mon 28 Aug, National Museum of
Gilded Balloon return to the museum with an inspiring programme
showcasing the very best in comedy, theatre and children's shows. From
puppets to politics, Shakespeare to science, there's something for
everyone to enjoy. Daily from 10:00–01:00.
Tue 15 Aug, 18:00–19:40, Filmhouse
Experience Peter Watkins' 1964 docudrama Culloden on the big screen, with an
introduction from David Forsyth, Principal Curator of Medieval–Early
Modern Collections at National Museums Scotland. In partnership with
Visual artist Sue Jane Taylor’s
multi-media exhibition, Age of Oil,
is now on at the National Museum of Scotland. Find out more about the
exhibition, her influences, and time on board North Sea offshore
platforms on our Explore pages. Part of the Edinburgh Art Festival.