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Come land and explore creativity, discovery and innovation in five fantastic themed areas :

  • space
  • travel
  • energy and power
  • genetics
  • robotics and transport


With fascinating objects and fun interactives, Communicate! will be talking point of your visit


Explore the first three billion years of Scotland's history, discovering the origins and evolution of Scotland's landscape, flora and fauna.

Early People

  • A Generous Land
  • Wider Horizons
  • Them and Us
  • In Touch with their Gods

Kingdom of the Scots

  • Scotland Defined
  • Na Gaidheil
  • Monarchy and power
  • The Renaissance
  • Burghs
  • The Medieval Church
  • The Reformed Church
  • New Horizons

Scotland Transformed

  • The Union
  • The Jacobite Challenge
  • Living on the Land
  • Power: From Water to Steam
  • Trade and Industry
  • The Spirit of the Age
  • The Church
  • Textile Trades

Industry and Empire

  • Daith Comes In
  • Workshop of the World
  • Scotland and the World
  • Victorians and Edwardians
  • The Silver Treasury
  • Innovators

Scotland: A Changing Nation

  • War
  • Industry
  • Leaving Scotland
  • Daily Life
  • Voice of the People
  • One Nation, Five Million Voices
  • Scottish Sports Hall of Fame

Jackie Stewart's F1 car

Proud Scots, motor racing fans and sporting enthusiasts can speed into the National Musuem of Scotland to see the famous Formula One car belonging te three tims Formula One World Champion and Scottish sporting legend, Sir jackie Stewart OBE.



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