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Event National Museum of Scotland

Annual Open Evening

24 Nov 2022
18:00 - 19:30

Auditorium, Level 1 via Lothian Street at rear of Museum

Free with booking

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Join us for the Annual Open Evening to find out more about our collections, the work that we do, and to hear about our plans for the future across all our museums. The event will be hosted by Ian Russell, our Chair, and Dr Chris Breward, our Director.

There will also be a special introduction to our Summer exhibition, and the opportunity for Q&As following the presentations.

This is a free but ticketed event. Please arrive via our Lothian Street / Brighton Street entrance at the back (south side) of the National Museum of Scotland. Tea and coffee will be available on arrival. Doors open at 17:45.

Please be aware that there will be filming at this event for the purpose of sharing online.

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Getting here

Enter the museum from the Lothian Street entrance. Doors open at 17:45.

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Visiting safely

Safety measures are in place to ensure your visit is as safe and enjoyable as possible. Current visiting information can be found on our Plan Your Visit pages.


We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit. 

  • There is level access to the Museum via Lothian Street.
  • There is an induction loop in the Auditorium. 
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted. 

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