Enrich your classroom teaching with the help of our incredible collections and engaging programmes. We have four museums you can book to visit free of charge: National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh), National War Museum (Edinburgh), National Museum of Flight (East Lothian) and National Museum of Rural Life (East Kilbride).

In response to the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we have made the decision to close all our museums to the public from Tuesday 17 March at 5pm until further notice. We are therefore not taking bookings at present. For our latest information, please visit this page.

What’s on offer?

  • Free admission to all our four museums for pre-booked school groups. (Overseas school groups can find out more information here)
  • Resources you can use during your visit or back in class
  • A bookable programme of workshops, events, and activities closely linked to the Curriculum for Excellence on a range of topics
  • Discounted temporary exhibition entry when booked in advance
  • Teacher's Continuing professional development sessions and events

Topics and activities vary across our four museums. Find out more about what’s on offer here:

National Museum of Scotland

Information for your visit

Request a visit

Events, workshops and activities

National Museum of Flight

Information for your visit

Request a visit

Events, workshops and activities

National Museum of Rural Life

Information for your visit

Request a visit

Workshops and activities 

National War Museum

Information for your visit

Request a visit

Workshops and activities

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Overseas school groups

We welcome overseas school groups to our museums and can offer a wide range of resources.
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Parasites Exhibition Workshops & Events (S1-6)

Visit this interactive STEM exhibition to discover more about fight to eradicate five neglected parasitic tropical diseases.
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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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