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Members receive free or discounted entry to a wide range of events across our museums. Visit our What's on pages to find out more about upcoming events.

Members' Private View: The Galloway Hoard

Date: Monday 4 September 2017
Where: Auditorium, Level 1, National Museum of Scotland (entrance on Lothian Street)
Doors open: 17:45
First talk: FULLY BOOKED
Second talk: FULLY BOOKED
Third talk: 20:00, Private view 20:30
Event ends: 21:30

Join us on 4 September for a special Members' event hosted by Dr Martin Goldberg, expert on Viking-age material culture. Martin will offer Members the opportunity to explore the Galloway Hoard, the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland. The Hoard has the potential to reveal lost aspects of the Viking Age, helping us to imagine that world and to understand its people and their stories. We have until November 2017 to raise £1.98 million to save the Galloway Hoard for nation.

We want you to get the most from your evening so please be aware the Galloway Hoard display area is limited to approximately 30 people at any one time and therefore some waiting may be involved. Experts from our Scottish History & Archaeology department will be on hand in the Grand Gallery to answer any questions and drinks will be served outside the Auditorium. Please note that due to licensing restrictions we are unable to serve alcoholic refreshments after 19:30 but soft drinks will be available.

Drinks kindly supplied by DIAGEO

Please note the 18:00 and 19:00 talks are now fully booked.

Book tickets for 20:00 talk

Discounts at NCP Castle Terrace

We’ve teamed up with car park operator NCP to offer National Museums Scotland Members discounted parking at NCP Castle Terrace. Receive up to 12 hours of parking for £10, a saving of up to 65% on standard rates.

To receive the discount, you must validate your parking ticket before leaving National Museum of Scotland.

Present your parking ticket, along with your Membership card, to National Museum of Scotland staff at either the Special Exhibition Gallery 1 ticket desk (Level 3), or at the Entrance Hall ticket desk (Level 0). Your parking ticket will be validated, with the discount being applied when you pay for your parking at NCP Castle Terrace.

PLEASE NOTE: this offer is not valid during the month of August.

Further information on parking can be found at

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