Welcome to a world of learning with National Museums Scotland. Bring the Curriculum for Excellence to life with the help of our incredible collections: the natural world, world cultures, science, technology, design, art and fashion, archaeology and Scottish history – we cover it all!

School visits to our museums

Expand your students’ horizons and enrich classroom teaching with the our exciting collections and programmes.

CPD and resources for teachers

We have a range of resources and support for teachers looking to visit our museums or use our collections in their classrooms.

Work experience

Find out why we value work experience and what opportunities are available.

Workshops at National Museum of Scotland

Workshops at our museums enhance students' knowledge of a wide range of topics in a practical, experiential fashion. Download our primary and secondary school programmes and find out more here.

Workshops at National War Museum

School workshops at our museums enhance students' knowledge of a wide range of topics in a practical, experiential fashion.

Visiting with additional support needs pupils

National Museums Scotland is committed to encouraging all pupils to enjoy our museums. We now have a range of initiatives to support and welcome pupils with additional support needs to the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

Overseas school groups

We welcome overseas school groups to our museums and can offer a wide range of resources.

New Ancient Egypt and East Asia galleries

The National Lottery has confirmed a grant of £1,071,900 towards the fourth and final stage of the Masterplan to transform the National Museum of Scotland.

Shortlisted for the Museums + Heritage Educational Initiative award

Contact us

National Museum of Scotland
0131 247 4041

National War Museum
0131 247 4041

National Museum of Flight
0131 247 4238

National Museum of Rural Life
0131 247 4377


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