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Event National Museum of Scotland

BSL Interpreted Collection Centre Tour

1 Nov 2023
13:00 - 14:15

National Museums Collection Centre

Adult - £10  
Over 60 - £9  
National Museums Scotland Members - £8 
Student, Unemployed, Disabled, Young Scot - £8 
Carer of disabled person – free  

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A small circular window, like those you would see in the hull of a ship, gives a glimpse into a museum storage area filled with racks containing boxes and folders.

Go behind the scenes on a BSL-interpreted tour of our state-of-the-art collections and research centre in Granton, Edinburgh.

Discover the secrets of how we store our Natural Sciences, Science & Technology and Scottish History & Archaeology collections, and find out how these objects and specimens are used in international research.  

This is an in-person event at the National Museums Collection Centre, for those aged 14 and over. Advance booking is essential. This tour is particularly aimed at BSL users, although we welcome all members of the D/deaf community and their families and friends. 

Visiting information

Find out more about this tour and how to attend.  

National Museums Collection Centre  
242 West Granton Road  
Edinburgh EH5 1JA  
Tel: 0131 247 4470 

For a map, visit 

There is no visitor parking available but there is on-street parking within the vicinity. Further information on parking can be found at   

Parking for bicycles is available.  

A number of buses run to the Collections Centre. More details can be found on   

Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour is scheduled to start. When you arrive, please report to Reception at the Gatehouse building on the right hand side of the entrance barrier.  

Ticket booking is not possible at the Collection Centre.    

We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit. Our Collection Centre is a working site which we are transforming to enable better public access.   

Our tours involve standing and walking on ground level only. If you need a stool, please let us know. The tours move between buildings, so please dress for the weather.  

If you will be using a wheelchair, an assistance dog, require disabled parking or have any other access requirements, please contact in advance of the tour.   

Carers of disabled people go free.   


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National Museums Scotland have a non-refundable and non-transferable ticketing policy. Please refer to ourfull Ticketing Terms and Conditions here. 

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