The Soyuz spacecraft used for European Space Agency Astronaut Tim Peake’s Principia Mission to the International Space Station will go on display at the National Museum of Scotland from May to August 2018.

Visiting with your class

The spacecraft will be displayed in Hawthornden Court from 17 May and is open to the general public throughout the day. To visit the spacecraft, complete our online booking request form and mention the Soyuz in the special exhibition section. It is free of charge to visit.

The spacecraft will be displayed alongside Space Descent VR with Tim Peake, a virtual reality adventure which places you right at the heart of Tim Peake’s journey back to Earth. This is available for children aged 13 and over. There is a £5 fee for each person taking part in the Space Descent VR experience and tickets must be booked beforehand. Details available soon.

A self-led trail for primary pupils will be available from May onwards.


You can book a workshop alongside a visit to the spacecraft:


These are available Monday 4 June -Thursday 7 June at 10.15am or 12.30pm, on a first come, first served basis. We do expect these to be popular, so do book early to avoid disappointment.

More information

You can find out more about the spacecraft and our family programme here.

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