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!

From August 2020, we will continue to support your teaching and learning by offering different ways for your classes to connect with us virtually.

At present, we are not taking bookings for school or group visits to our museums. When our museums reopen, small groups from the same household, of six or less people, can pre-book to visit our museums. 

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Education group leaders, travel agents and language schools

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


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.

General information on school visits

Find out general information about how you can engage with our museums and collections.

For Teachers: Primary Resources

Explore a range of activities suitable for pupils working at Early, First and Second Levels including: - Mandarin - Writing a story - Maths and numeracy

For Teachers: Secondary Resources

Explore a range of activities suitable for pupils working at Third and Fourth Levels and Senior Phase including the First World War, Parasites and Fashion.

For Teachers: Ten Minute Activities

Use one of our ten-minute activities with your class today, with suggestions for how you can extend.

Overseas school groups

We look forward to welcoming overseas school groups to our museums in the future.
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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We’re reopening our museums

After nearly five months of closure, we’re almost ready to welcome visitors back to our museums. We've made some changes to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit, including online booking and new safety measures.

Find out more about reopening