Expand your students’ horizons and enrich classroom teaching with the help of our incredible collections and engaging programmes. Spanning the natural world, world cultures, science, technology, art, design and fashion, archaeology and Scottish history, our collections bring the Curriculum for Excellence to life for primary and secondary school students.

What’s on offer?

  • Free admission to all our four museums for pre-booked school groups.
  • Inspiring skills-based workshops led by our expert staff, linked closely to the Curriculum for Excellence – download our primary and secondary school programmes to find out more. You can also see a list of workshops, and more information about each, here.
  • Continuing professional development, including teachers’ private views of special exhibitions.
  • Object handling sessions.
  • Conferences, debates and workshops allowing students to engage with contemporary issues reflected by our collections.

Workshops and activities vary across our four museums. Find out more about what’s on offer here:

National Museum of Scotland

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National Museum of Flight

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National Museum of Rural Life

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National War Museum

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Contact us

National Museum of Scotland
0131 247 4041
schools@nms.ac.uk

National War Museum
0131 247 4041
schools@nms.ac.uk

National Museum of Flight 
0131 247 4238
schoolsnmof@nms.ac.uk

National Museum of Rural Life
0131 247 4377
schoolsnmorl@nms.ac.uk