18 Jan 2019 – 5 May 2019

Cost of entry

Members free
Adult £10
Concession* £8
Child (under 16) free
National Art Pass holders: 50% discount
*60+, students with valid NUS or Young Scot card, unemployed with ID, disabled people. Carers of disabled people free.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult, with one adult for every four children.

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National Museum of Scotland

Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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From early mechanised human forms to today’s cutting-edge technology, this major exhibition reveals our 500-year quest to make machines human.


Featuring more than 100 objects – from automatons to science fiction film stars and the creations of modern research labs – this is your chance to see the most significant collection of humanoid robots ever assembled.

Focusing on robots that are designed to resemble the human body, the exhibition explores the creation of these humanoids and the insights they offer into our ambitions and desires in a rapidly changing world.

Discover how robots and society have been shaped by our understanding of the universe, the Industrial Revolution, popular culture and visions of the future. See early clockwork machines, a modern recreation of renowned British robot Eric, and stars of the silver screen including a T-800 endoskeleton used in the movie Terminator Salvation and a replica of Maria from the iconic 1927 film Metropolis.

Learn about the latest innovations in robotics research and find out why roboticists are building machines that resemble us and act in increasingly human-like ways. Encounter some of the latest humanoids in action and come face-to-face with what a future shared with robots might be like.

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