National Museums Scotland is the country's national museum service.
Our wealth of treasures represent more than two centuries of collecting. Collections take in everything from Scottish and classical archaeology to decorative and applied arts; from world cultures and social history to science, technology and the natural world. We also provide advice, expertise and support to the museums' community across Scotland.
Our work includes fieldwork and research and often involves collaboration at local, national and international levels. We aim to be a world class museums service that informs, educates and inspires.
We have four museum sites which open to the public each showing different parts of the collections:
the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
the National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, East Lothian
the National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride
the National War Museum Scotland, Edinburgh Castle
In addition, our National Museums Collection Centre is based in Granton, Edinburgh, and houses literally millions of items - from our collection of 1.2 million insects and classic cars to whale skeletons!
For more information about us and our museum sites, visit the National Museums Scotland website.