Get a healthy dose of fresh country air and take in the sights, sounds and smells as your class explores our 1950s working farm. Explore life in the countryside during wartime, find out where the food in your lunchbox comes from and discover the wildlife on your doorstep.
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
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Yes, although flash is not permitted within the museum.
Is there a shop and café?
There are a shop and café on the ground floor of the museum (please ensure there is a ratio of 1 adult to 10 children in the shop).
Risk assessments, guidelines and cancellations
Do you have a risk assessment we can use?
There are guidelines for teachers to help you write your own risk assessment. Please contact us on email@example.com to find out more.
Do you have safety guidelines?
We ask that pupils visiting in school groups are accompanied at all times during their visit at a ratio of:
1 adult: 5 pupils (under the age of 5)
1 adult: 10 pupils (primary school pupils)
1 adult: 15 pupils (secondary school pupils)
Where pupils require support on a 1:1 ratio, this adult should be included over and above these ratios.
You will be sent full safety guidelines with your booking form. Please check these before your visit. Our safety guidelines are very important, especially if you are having a farm tour. There are sinks to wash your hands in the Learning Centre.
How do we cancel our visit?
We understand that you may need to cancel or change your booking. Please contact us as soon as possible to let us know of any changes.
National Museums Scotland reserve the right to charge a fee for short notice cancellations or no-shows.
Bookings cancelled less than three weeks prior to the visit may incur an administration fee of 50% of the value of chargeable events.
Bookings cancelled less than two weeks prior to the visit may incur an administration fee of 100% of the value of chargeable events.
No-show or last-minute cancellations of free workshops or staff-led sessions may incur a £50.00 administration fee.
In certain circumstances, such as adverse weather conditions, National Museums Scotland may waive the administration fee.