With full details of upcoming events at National Museums Scotland:
Spend your summer holidays with us
There's plenty to enjoy at our museums this summer holiday. Head to the
National Museum of Scotland for free family activities throughout the
month, from crafts inspired by our ancient Egypt and East Asia galleries to
a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Discover
the National Museum of Flight in a new way with the Record Breakers Summer Trail, or follow
the National Museum of Rural Life's resident farm cat, Sooty, on Sooty's Summer Adventure Trail.
See majestic Clydesdales, Shetlands and
Highlands at this ever-popular event. Watch horses compete in a range of
classes and see equestrian stunt team, Riders of the Storm, perform in
the main arena. Then get in the saddle yourself with a ride on a
Full-price tickets include an Annual Pass, while existing Annual Pass
holders can attend the event from just £3 per adult (only available on
the event day at the site with a valid Annual Pass).
Watch as renowned silversmith Simone ten
Hompel begins her research into our Viking-age silver collection for her Glenmorangie Commission, meeting curator
Sarah Rothwell and Glenmorangie Research Fellow Adrián Maldonado.
Simone’s finished silverwork will go on public display at the National
Museum of Scotland in 2020.
Until Sun 10 Nov, National Museum of Scotland
Highland landscapes, heroic histories, tartan and bagpipes are among the
defining images of Scotland. Wild and Majestic:
Romantic Visions of Scotland considers the origins
of these ideas and explores how they have been used to represent Scotland
through costume, art, literature and the beginnings of the Scottish
Mon 1–Fri 26 Jul (Mon, Wed & Fri
National Museum of Scotland
These short sessions in our museum galleries are suitable for under 5s
and their accompanying adult. Sign up on the day to enjoy stories, songs
and simple activities exploring themes in the museum.
Thu 4 Jul, National Museum of Scotland
Part of our programme of Wild and Majestic
events, hear Dr David Worthington, University of the Highlands and
Islands, in conversation with Donnie Munro, the former frontman of
Scottish rock group Runrig, as they discuss the links between music,
history and land in relation to the Highlands.
Sun 7 Jul, National Museum of Scotland
We’re celebrating Tanabata with an afternoon of free family activities.
Enjoy Japanese music, storytelling, costume, performance and craft,
explore amazing objects in our Exploring East Asia gallery,
and make a wish to tie to our bamboo tree.
The Wild and Majestic shop is now
open at the National Museum of Scotland. Inspired by the exhibition, we’ve
curated a truly Scottish collection of souvenirs and gifts, from luxury
cashmere tartans from Edinburgh’s own Kinloch Anderson, to fragrant soaps
milled in the Scottish Borders, and handcrafted jewellery from Perthshire
to chocolates made in Glasgow. Our accompanying exhibition book is available at the museum
One week to go until
Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland
Our landmark summer exhibition, Wild and Majestic,
opens next Wednesday 26 June at the National Museum of Scotland.
From the Romantic movement of the 18th and early 19th centuries to Queen
Victoria’s beloved Balmoral, discover how romantic interpretations of the
Scottish Highlands and Islands became enduring symbols of wider Scottish
identity through Highland and military dress, royal visits, art,
music, literature, and the beginnings of the Scottish tourism industry.
Featuring rich displays and iconic objects, the exhibition invites you to
think again about the meaning and relevance of ideas that continue to
define Scotland today.
Thu 4 Jul
Join Dr David Worthington, University of the Highlands and Islands, and
former frontman of Runrig, Donnie Munro, as they discuss the links
between music, history and land in relation to the Highlands.
Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford, near
Melrose, is an iconic building which remains a key site in the history of
Visit this enduring monument to the tastes, talents and personal
tragedies of the famous Romantic author and poet, with a 50% discount for
Wild and Majestic ticket
holders. Show your exhibition ticket on arrival at Abbotsford to
redeem the offer.