We care for over 41,000 objects, including many of Scotland’s most culturally significant objects.
This large and diverse collection provides a key source of evidence for understanding and appreciating Scotland’s history and heritage.
Access more than 480,000 images, videos and audio files on material culture and human history.
View historic aerial images of Britain taken from 1919 to 1953 and help to identify the locations pictured.
Zoom in on this interactive online map to locate Scotland’s archaeological and historic sites.
Compare modern-day land use and past land use across Scotland using this interactive online map.
Carry out a single search for a place name in Scotland to source information from several national databases.
Explore the online catalogue Canmore, with a vast range of archaeological, industrial and maritime sites and buildings across Scotland, and find out how to visit our Search Room.
Explore Scotland's past through over a million historic photographs, drawings and more
Delve into NCAP, one of the world’s largest and most significant collections of historic aerial photographs.