Coming soon Event National Museum of Scotland

Autism After Hours

8 Oct 2019 - 18 Feb 2020
Tue 8 Oct and Tue 18 Feb

Free, booking required

Visit the museum on your own terms once the public have gone home.


8 Oct - Body Beautiful: Diversity on the CatwalkExhibition Gallery 2, Level 3
18 Feb - Parasites: The Battle for Survival, Exhibition Gallery 2, Level 3

Booking information

This event is for autistic young people age 14+ and their families or carers.

Call 0131 247 4199 or email to book with Laura Bennison, Community Engagement Officer. Feel free to contact Laura with any questions about the event.

In October explore Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk exhibition, in December discover our Exploring East Asia gallery and in February explore Parasites: The Battle for Survival exhibition.

Getting here

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street


Map and directions


There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge. Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0. Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted. You can find more access information here.

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