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National Museums Scotland Enterprises Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Museums Scotland.

It was established in 2002 to facilitate the commercial activities of National Museums Scotland. It provides support by gifting its potential profit to National Museums Scotland at the end of each financial year.

The company has departments in Publishing, Retail, and Hospitality & Events, as well as responsibility for the National Museums Scotland Picture Library and related activities of image licensing, copyright and product development. It provides a professional and innovative, customer-based service to visitors and clients of National Museums Scotland and the wider cultural sector. Through the use of image or the printed word, a distinctive shopping experience or a unique and exciting event, National Museums Scotland Enterprises Limited aims to promote the work of National Museums Scotland to a worldwide audience.


Books published by National Museums Scotland reflect the range and international importance of our collections.

Publications vary from full-colour exhibition catalogues to children's books, academic monographs, biography and souvenir booklets.

Themes include applied art, archaeology, natural history, conservation, and Scottish history and culture. The list of titles represents collections from all our museums.

All our titles are available from our online bookshop.

If you wish any further information, or want to place a trade order please contact:

NMS Enterprises Ltd - Publishing
National Museums Scotland
Edinburgh EH1 1JF
Tel: 44 (0)131 247 4026
Fax: 44 (0)131 247 4012

Lesley Taylor, Director of Publishing

Maggie Wilson, Publishing Administrator (general enquiries)

Shopping at our museums

Each of the museums has a shop reflecting its collections and including specially commissioned replicas of items on display.

Each shop has a selection of gifts from pocket money toys to hand-crafted scarves, glass and designer jewellery. A complementary range of books for both adults and children completes a unique shopping experience.

Museum shops

There are three shops in the National Museum of Scotland, stocking an extensive selection of imaginative gifts, souvenirs, toys and books. The largest shop can be found in the Entrance Hall, with further shops next by the Tower Entrance and on Level 3 next to the Exhibitions Gallery. 

Other museum shops are to be found at the National Museum of Flight in East Lothian, the National War Museum at Edinburgh Castle and theNational Museum of Rural Life at East Kilbride.

The museum shops are open to non-museum visitors.

Online shopping

A selection from our exclusive range is available from our online shop.

We welcome mail order enquires and we can post or ship purchases on request. All major credit cards are accepted.

Members' discount

Members of National Museums Scotland qualify for a discount in all our museum shops.

Contact the museum shops

If you have any further enquiries you can email us on Alternatively, you can contact the main museum shop directly on 0131 247 4123.

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