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!

Museum closure

At present, as our museums are closed due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we are not taking bookings for group visits.

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Education group leaders, travel agents and language schools

We will update this page once bookings reopen. If you would like us to email you when group bookings reopen, or for any other enquiries, contact us 

Museum at home

Our new Museum at Home teachers' page supports you in continuing your teaching either online or in a Hub school.

Highlights include:

We'll continue to add to our offer to support your distance learning for the rest of this school year. Subscribe to our newsletter at the foot of this page to hear about our latest additions.

General information on school visits

Find out general information about visiting our four National museums.

Sessions and activities at our museums

As part of your free school visit to our museums, we have a range of bookable activities, events and resources. Find out more about what's on offer at each museum.

Trails and visit resources

Find trails and resources to enhance your school visit to our four museums.

CPD and events for teachers

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

Visiting with additional support needs pupils

We have a range of initiatives to support and welcome pupils with additional support needs to the National Museum of Scotland.

Overseas school groups

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

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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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