Welcome to the American Foundation for National Museums Scotland

Bringing Scotland to the world and the world to Scotland

Thank you for helping us save the Galloway Hoard

Thanks to your help the Galloway Hoard has been saved for the nation. The Hoard will be protected now and into the future, and its secrets can finally be unlocked.

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About us

Founded with the vision to becoming a significant source of funding for the development and preservation of Scottish culture, the American Foundation has successfully supported National Museums Scotland since 1980.

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There are many different ways you can support the American Foundation, and assist in further sharing Scotland's stories and artefacts with international audiences.

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Visiting Scotland?

National Museums Scotland has four museums in and around Edinburgh with something for everyone.

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Explore stories, films, games and resources from National Museums Scotland's collection.

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The National Museums Scotland online shop means you can purchase a wee piece of Scotland from wherever you are!

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