National Museums of Scotland

Coordinates: 55°56′49″N 3°11′20″W / 55.947°N 3.189°W / 55.947; -3.189 National Museums Scotland is the organization that runs several national museums of Scotland, but not the National Galleries of Scotland, which contain the main collections of painting, sculpture and the graphic arts. It is one of the country's National Collections.


List of national museums

Other collections

The main storage building at the National Museums Collection Centre, at Granton in Edinburgh, opened in 1996. It is not currently open to the public because a new reception and conservation building is under construction. A new storage building is planned to house the textile and costume collections in one location. This will include the recently acquired Jean Muir Collection of 20th century costume and accessories.

The Museum of Piping is located in the National Piping Centre in Glasgow, and displays the piping collections of National Museums Scotland.


National Museums Scotland is Scotland's national museum service, governed by a board of trustees. It is a non-departmental public body, funded by the Education and Lifelong Learning Directorate of the Scottish Government.

It cares for many of Scotland's museum collections of national and international importance (listed above), and provides advice and expertise to other museums across the country.

Notable items in the national collections

Hearth(?) by Andy Goldsworthy

The official website lists the following exhibits as being the highlights of its collections:[1]

See also


  1. ^ "Our collections - Highlights". National Museums Scotland. Retrieved 2009-10-01. 

External links

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