Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop

Exhibitions (music, event)

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  • National Museum of Scotland - Exhibition Gallery 1
  • Exhibition opening times: 10:00 - 17:00 – £9.00 (Child (12-15) £6) (Under 12s Free)
  • Suitability: 0+
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: National Museum of Scotland
  • Warnings and additional info: Exhibition opening times: 10:00 - 17:00 seven days.
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. Please confirm before booking. See our Accessibility page for details.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Discover the story of Scottish pop from the 1950s to the present day at this major exhibition. From the days of the dance halls to the emergence of pop in the 60s, through the 70s and New Wave, the exhibition features Scotland’s global stars and independent local heroes from pop’s early days right up to today’s outstanding newcomers. Embark on a musical journey which is brought to life by original stage outfits and instruments, many loaned by the artists themselves, such as Lulu, Simple Minds, Garbage, Franz Ferdinand and more.

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