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At the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh you can explore a range of topics with your groups. Art, design and fashion, science and technology, Scottish history, the natural world, or cultures and peoples from around the globe – it’s all here under one roof.

Self-guided, educational groups

You can now request a visit for self-guided educational group visits to the National Museum of Scotland. We ask that all educational groups pre-book prior to their visit to help us manage numbers on site and facilitate the best possible visit for you and your group.

Please note, our cloakroom, lunch room facilities, and some galleries remain closed. You can find out more about what's open here.

 Educational groups include:

  • Schools
  • Nurseries
  • Universities
  • Home Education Groups
  • Overseas school groups and language schools

A range of safety measures are in place in line with Scottish Government guidelines. This includes the requirement for all staff and visitors aged 12 and over to wear face coverings, enhanced cleaning, sneeze screens and hand sanitising stations. View our Visiting Safely guidelines for more information.

All self-guided educational group visits to the National Museum of Scotland are free of charge. Explore more about what you can do during your visit here.


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