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National Museum of Scotland announces new exhibitions

National Museum of Scotland announce two new exhibitions. Vikings, from the Historiska Museet in Stockholm and Mary Queen of Scots, a new exhibition curated by National Museums Scotland and drawn from the Scottish collections supported by international loans.

New National Museum of Scotland

Vikings will explore the Viking Age and challenge our conceptions of what has become a mythical period in Scandinavia. In recent years archaeological discoveries have shed new light on the period and this exhibition will tell the Viking story through unique objects which have been rarely viewed outside Scandinavia.

Mary Queen of Scots is arguably one of the most enigmatic figures in Scottish history. Her story arouses strong emotions: was she betrayed by those she trusted, condemned to die a Catholic martyr or was she a murdering adulteress with her husband’s blood on her hands? –

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