Skip Navigation or Skip to Content
Event National Museum of Scotland

Audio-Described Access Evening: Wildlife Photographer of the Year

16 Apr 2024

Special Exhibition Gallery 1, Level 3 - Enter via Lothian Street

Book Now
A two-coloured mason bee in mid flight, carrying a piece of straw to add to its a growing pile.

'Mason Bee at Work'. A two-coloured mason bee builds the roof of its nest.

© Solvin Zankl

'Mason Bee at Work'. A two-coloured mason bee builds the roof of its nest.

© Solvin Zankl

Join us after hours for an audio-described tour of key exhibits in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

The tour will last around one hour with the option to explore the exhibition independently afterwards.

This event is particularly aimed at those who are blind, partially sighted or visually impaired.

Recommended age 8+.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is on loan from the Natural History Museum in London.

This exhibition contains images that some visitors may find upsetting. Please contact for more information. 

On the day

  • Entry is via Lothian Street which has ramped access, not via the Main Entrance on Chambers Street. Find detailed map below.
  • If you are in the museum prior to the event, you will be asked to leave and re-enter the building via Lothian Street.
  • A member of staff will be there to assist you on arrival.
  • Lift access is available to the exhibition gallery.
  • Wheelchairs are available for loan at no charge. Please ask a member of staff on arrival. 
  • Small mobility scooters are permitted inside the museum.
  • Accessible toilets are available and there is a Changing Places (U) toilet – for access to this, please ask a member of staff. 
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other assistance dogs are welcome in the museum. Water can be provided.

For more information, visit our Accessibility page, email or call 0131 247 4313.

Map to Lothian Street entrance. Entrance to this event is through Lothian Street, behind the building. OS grid reference: 55.946616, -3.188612.

Ticket details





Over 60s 


Student, Unemployed, Disabled, Young Scot** 


Under 16s 



**Valid ID required. Carers of disabled people free. 

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. 

Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. 

National Museums Scotland have a non-refundable and non-transferable ticketing policy.

See our full Ticketing Terms and Conditions.

Five visitors look at shelves of agates in our Natural World galleries.

Plan your visit

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street

Visiting information can be found on our Plan Your Visit pages.

Plan your visit
Back to top