Insect in amber from the National Museums Collection Centre. © National Museums Scotland
Heulandite from the National Museums Collection Centre. © National Museums Scotland

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Tuesday 2 May, 10 am–3 pm
National Museums Scotland: Visit to the National Museums Collection Centre at Granton and Wardie Shore

The National Museums Collection Centre at Granton houses a huge collection of important mineral and fossil samples. The visit to the Collection Centre will allow small groups to explore in detail elements of the Palaeobiology and Earth Systems collections. This will be followed by an afternoon excursion to Wardie Shore, an important historical location for Carboniferous fossil fish. The visit and excursion are being hosted by the Natural Sciences Department of National Museums Scotland.

In the Collection Centre the group will split into two, with both groups spending one hour in both parts of the collection. If you have a particular interest, let us know about it when you book: the Curators will try to organise access to relevant items. Numbers are limited, and advance booking is essential, as names need to be collated in advance. Book your place …

For the afternoon excursion, meet at Wardie Shore at 1pm. The rocks may be slippery, so good footwear is essential. Bring gloves and wipes since the foreshore is not particularly clean. This is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, so no hammers.