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BSL Museum Tour

12 Aug - 16 Aug 2024
12 & 16 Aug
11:00 - 12:00

Meet at the Lighthouse Lens in the Grand Gallery, Level 1

Free, booking required

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A group of visitors on a BSL tour of an exhibition space

© Neil Hanna

© Neil Hanna

Discover our fascinating collections with a BSL guided tour of the museum.

Join BSL tour guide Barbara Brown for a themed, guided tour of the museum.

The tour will last around one hour with the chance to explore the museum independently afterwards.

It will be delivered in BSL with no interpretation provided. If you would like an interpreter or hands-on signing support to be present, please email after booking with at least three weeks notice.

This event is for the Deaf community/British Sign Language users.

Recommended age 8+.

Part of Edinburgh Deaf Festival.


Tour themes


Mon 12 Aug, 11:00–12:00: Scottish inventors and innovators 

Fri 16 Aug, 11:00–12:00: Ancient Egypt Rediscovered gallery 

BSL Museum Tour information


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

  • The tour will begin at the Lighthouse Lens in the Grand Gallery, Level 1.
  • 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 Levels 0 and 3, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0. 
  • Wheelchairs are available for loan at no charge. Please note wheelchairs cannot be booked in advance. On arrival, ask about availability at the Information Desk. Small mobility scooters are permitted inside the museum.
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted. 

Find out more about our access information. If you have any questions about accessing this event, please email us in advance at

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

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