With over 12 million objects in their collections across five sites, National Museums Scotland is one of the UK’s leading cultural heritage organisations, preserving and making accessible for all the past and present of Scotland, other nations and cultures and the natural world. One of the gems of the organisation, and the UK's most popular attraction outside of London, is the National Museum of Scotland is in the heart of Edinburgh Old Town, in a carefully restored Victorian building.
The multi-disciplinary collections of the National Museum of Scotland, built up over two centuries, include the recently inaugurated galleries for Art, Fashion and Design, where visitors can explore centuries of creativity and innovation. The Making and Creating gallery explores the techniques and inspirations behind the work of artists, makers and designers. The Design for Living gallery helps visitors to discover ideas that shaped a century of design. The Art of Living gallery displays extraordinary examples of decorative art as expressions of beauty, taste, power and devotion.