The National Museum of Scotland Announces Summer Festivities
As well as tailored festival events the National Museum of Scotland also has special exhibitions on display, including Amazing Amber - which has free entry - and our major summer exhibition Mary, Queen of Scots. Both have innovative programmes of accompanying events, including In Conversation: Antonia Fraser, a unique opportunity to hear the author discuss her highly acclaimed book on the Scottish queen. Children and families can also enjoy a variety of fun-filled events throughout the holidays, including RSPB: Raptors! which explores the importance of birds of prey throughout history, and Royal Rumblings! courtly crafts, costumes and hands-on history inspired by the Mary, Queen of Scots exhibition.
Notes to Editors
- National Museums Scotland is one of the leading museum groups in the UK and Europe and it looks after collections of national and international importance. The organisation provides loans, partnerships, research and training in Scotland and internationally. Our individual museums are the National Museum of Scotland, the National Museum of Flight, the National Museum of Rural Life and the National War Museum. The National Museums Collection Centre in Edinburgh houses conservation and research facilities as well as collections not currently on display.
- The National Museum of Scotland reopened in summer 2011 following a three-year, £47m redevelopment. Since then it has been awarded the Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award for the number one museum in the UK, 6th in Europe and 18th in the world. It has entered the top ten most popular UK visitor attractions (ALVA), becoming the most popular attraction in the country outside of London. And with nearly 1.9 million visitors in 2012, the Museum has just entered the top 20 most popular art museums and galleries in the world (The Art Newspaper).