New galleries at National Museum of Scotland

New galleries at the National Museum of Scotland

New galleries at the National Museum of Scotland

EDINBURGH’S National Museum of Scotland is to launch 10 new galleries focusing on decorative art, design, fashion, science and technology.

Due to open on 8th July, the galleries will showcase more than 3,500 objects, 75% of which haven’t been on display in a generation.

Items will include a rare artist’s proof by Picasso in the Making and Creating gallery, Napoleon’s tea service in the Art of Living gallery, Dolly the Sheep in the Explore gallery and clothing designed by Vivienne Westwood and Zandra Rhodes in the Fashion and Style gallery.

The Looking East, European Styles, Shaping our World, Ancient Egypt, Connect, Communicate, and Art and Industry galleries have closed to make way for the new ones, but many of their ‘star’ exhibits will go back on display in the future.

The museum is free to enter but does host special ticketed exhibitions, for which discounts are available for groups of 10 or more people.

For further information telephone 0300 123 6789