National Museums Scotland

Our collections range from the eleventh to the twenty-first centuries. They are both national and international in scope, and are divided into the following four sections:

  • Science collections include: scientific instruments, measurement and precision apparatus, Scottish lighthouse optics and apparatus associated with pure and applied research in modern science.
  • Transport collections reflect the development of transport from the horse to jet aircraft, and from native boat to computer designed vehicles.
  • Communications collections cover printing, telegraphy and telephony, sound and recording, radio, television and broadcasting.  This section holds items from the BT Connected Earth collection.
  • Technology collections include civil, mechanical and electrical engineering, mining and mineral processing and Scottish industry past and present.

For more information please contact the STICK representative at NMS, Ian Brown, Assistant Curator, Aviation at or visit the website

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