Our collections in the landmark Museum of Scotland building tell you the story of Scotland its land, its people and culture. The Royal Museum building, with its magnificent glass ceiling, houses international collections covering nature to art, culture to science.
All our collections have tales to tell. See treasures from the edges of history and trace Scotland's story from fascinating fossils to popular culture. For generations we've collected key exhibits from all over Scotland and beyond.
In 2011, the Museum gained 16 new exhibition galleries, as well as a host of new, improved facilities for visitors. Overall, there are now around 20,000 items on display over 36 galleries. These include a life-sized cast of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Egyptian mummies, the oldest surviving colour television, a four-billion-year-old rock, and a fossil tree sample sent back from America by John Muir.