Bring the Curriculum for Excellence to life with the help of our incredible collections covering the natural world, world cultures, science, technology, design, art and fashion, archaeology and Scottish history.

At present, we are not taking bookings for school or group visits to our museums. Alternatively we're offering new Digital Schools Sessions. In November, we plan to open school bookings for visits to the National Museum of Scotland and the National Museum of Flight from January 2021 onwards. To be notified once school bookings reopen, subscribe to our newsletter for teachers.

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 schools@nms.ac.uk 

Digital Schools Sessions

Let us bring our museums to your classrooms with our new online, live sessions.

Find out more about the sessions on offer and how they work.

General information on school visits

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

We look forward to welcoming overseas school groups to our museums in the future.
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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.
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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
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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.
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For Teachers: Ten Minute Activities

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

National Museum of Scotland
0131 247 4041
schools@nms.ac.uk

National War Museum
0131 247 4041
schools@nms.ac.uk

National Museum of Flight
0131 247 4238
schoolsnmof@nms.ac.uk

National Museum of Rural Life
0131 247 4377
schoolsnmorl@nms.ac.uk

 

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