Our free public guided tours are for adult individuals and small groups (up to six people only). If you are visiting as part of a larger group please see our section below on booked tours.
Times: 11:00 (1 hr)
Take an introductory tour around the National Museum of Scotland and discover the stories about selected objects.
Times: 13:00 (1 hr)
Join one of our daily guided tours and discover some of the highlights in the Scotland galleries.
Times: 15:00 (1 hr)
Join us for our exciting programme of tours with a different theme each day. Find out more about themed tours in September.
To arrange a tour for visitors with visual impairments please email email@example.com or call 0131 247 4041, giving at least three weeks’ notice.
If you wish to enquire about the possibility of booking a BSL interpreter for any tours or other events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, giving at least three weeks' notice.
All of our tours offer the use of the Hearing Helper Tour Guide system. This can be asked for on the day but if you have any queries, please email email@example.com or call 0131 247 4041.
In addition to the regular programme of guided tours, you may book tours for individuals and groups by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0131 247 4041 for details. You can see a full list of the tours available here [PDF 112KB].
Tours are subject to guide availability and a minimum of 3 weeks’ notice is requested. One guide will be allocated to every 15 visitors. The cost of a booked tour is £5.00 per person with a minimum charge of £50.00 per guided tour.