POP-UP Duets (fragments of love)

POP-UP Duets (fragments of love)

Janis Claxton Dance returns with this award-winning 2016 Fringe hit. Janis Claxton and composer Pippa Murphy have joined forces with a team of world-class dancers for a series of short, site-specific performances choreographed specifically for public spaces... 

Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore the museum after hours. From music and dance to comedy and theatre, hand-picked performers will showcase highlights from their acts across three exhilarating party nights... 

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music

Experience the joy of live music at the museum as the best young contemporary music talents perform an exciting blend of Scottish pop, traditional Scottish songs and instrumental sets; all inspired by the museum's Scottish pop music exhibition... 

Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop

Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop

Discover the story of Scottish pop from the 1950s to the present day at this major exhibition. From the days of the dance halls to the emergence of pop in the 60s, through the 70s and New Wave, the exhibition features Scotland’s global stars and independent local heroes from pop’s early days right up to today’s outstanding newcomers... 

Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover

Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore the museum after hours. From music and dance, to comedy and theatre, handpicked performers will showcase highlights from their acts across three exhilarating party nights, alongside bars and entry to our exhibition Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites... 

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music

Experience the joy of live music at the museum as the best contemporary talents take inspiration from our Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition to perform traditional Scottish songs and instrumental sets... 

Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

This major exhibition tells the real story of the rise and fall of the Jacobites. The Jacobite legend has an enduring fascination and now renewed global interest due to the Outlander books and television series... 

Museum After Hours – Friday Fringe Takeover

Museum After Hours – Friday Fringe Takeover

Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore the museum after hours across three exhilarating nights, each with hand-picked performers, music, comedy, bars and entry to our spectacular exhibition Celts, organised with the British Museum... 

Shanghai Modern Fashion Show

Shanghai Modern Fashion Show

Classical meets modern in a glamorous fashion show organised by Shanghai Culture Week. The first of its kind in Scotland, it features the traditional, stylish, figure-hugging Chinese cheongsam dress... 

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music

Experience the joy of live music at the museum with the best contemporary talents from Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales. See nms.ac.uk/fringe for details of these daily performances celebrating Celtic culture today... 

Celts

Celts

The Celts exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland is well worth a visit. Entry to the museum as a whole is free, but buy a ticket for the current exhibition and you’ll come out with a richer knowledge of the enigmatic Celts and what they mean for us today... 

POP-UP Duets (fragments of love)

POP-UP Duets (fragments of love)

Award winners Janis Claxton (choreographer) and Pippa Murphy (composer) join forces with world-class dancers for a series of site-specific performances. Based around the theme of love, the duets will pop up throughout the museum this August... 

Museum After Hours – Friday Fringe Takeover

Museum After Hours – Friday Fringe Takeover

Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore our galleries after hours across three exhilarating nights, each with hand-picked performers, music, comedy, bars and entry to our fascinating exhibition, Photography: A Victorian Sensation... 

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music

Experience the joy of live music at the museum. From bold brass to fabulous fiddlers, our daily performances showcase the best contemporary talents from Scotland and further afield... 

Photography: A Victorian Sensation

Photography: A Victorian Sensation

Meet the pioneers of photography and discover how the Victorian craze for the photograph transformed the way we capture images today and mirrors our own modern day fascination for recording the world around us... 

Ming: The Golden Empire

Ming: The Golden Empire

‘Ming’ roughly translated means brilliant or bright, a translation that seems fitting for this enlightening exhibition. Often hailed as the starting point of modern china, the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) saw economy and culture flourish... 

Museum After Hours

Museum After Hours

Enjoy a unique flavour of the Fringe and explore the magnificent National Museum after hours across three exhilarating nights, each with hand-picked performers, cabaret, music, bars and our spectacular Ming: The Golden Empire exhibition. 

Common Cause: Commonwealth Scots and the Great War

Common Cause: Commonwealth Scots and the Great War

The atmosphere of this exhibition is a mixture of solemnity and heroism beautifully accompanied by the melancholic sound of bagpipes. The first thing we encounter is a group of photographs portraying Scots' battalions formed in five Commonwealth countries: Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Britain and the USA... 

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music

From bold brass to fabulous fiddlers, soprano soloists to singer/songwriters, enjoy daily live music performances at the museum, showcasing the best contemporary talents from Scotland and further afield...