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Collection Centre Tours

21 Nov 2019 - 20 Feb 2020
10:30–11:45

National Museums Collection Centre

Booking required

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

Date

Book now for tours on 20 February 2020 
Tours on 21 November 2019 and 23 January 2020 (SOLD OUT)

Location

Please arrive at the National Museum Collection Centre 15 minutes before your tour is scheduled to start and report to reception at the gatehouse building on the right-hand side of the entrance barrier.

Pricing

£7, £6 Members & conc* £5 Students

*Over 60s, students with valid NUS or Young Scot card, unemployed with ID, disabled people. Carers of disabled people go free.

Booking information

Age 14+

Book in person at our museums, call 0300 123 6789 or book online. Please note booking in person is not possible at the National Museums Collection Centre.

Join our Learning and Programmes team to see how we store and access our collections which are not on display and learn how these important collections are used in international research.

Natural Sciences

From ancient fossils to extinct animals, our 10 million natural sciences objects and specimens help us understand the world around us.

Our zoology collection documents the incredible diversity of life on earth, from minuscule insects to mighty whales

Scottish History and Archaeology

Our archaeological and Scottish collections encompass Scotland’s history from the earliest times to the present day and provide a comprehensive record of the life, times and achievements of the people of Scotland at home and abroad.

Science and Technology

Communications, transport, industry, engineering, energy and medicine: how have scientific and technological inventions changed our lives? Our Science and Technology collections are one of the most important collections of scientific and technological material in Britain, documenting innovation in Scotland and the wider world.

Getting there

National Museums Collection Centre
242 West Granton Road
Edinburgh
EH5 1JA

 

Map and directions

 

There is no visitor parking available but there is on-street parking within the vicinity. Parking for bicycles is available at the Collections Centre. Further information on parking can be found at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/parking.

 

A number of parking spaces are available for Blue Badge holders. To book a Blue Badge parking space or discuss any access requirements, please contact Lee McCulley, Learning Officer (Adults) on 0131 247 4439 or l.mcculley@nms.ac.uk.

 

A number of buses run to NMCC from various parts of Edinburgh, including the 8 and 16 Lothian Bus services. More details can be found on www.lothianbuses.com.

Access

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

 

A number of parking spaces are available for Blue Badge holders. To book a Blue Badge parking space or discuss any access requirements, please contact Lee McCulley, Learning Officer (Adults) on 0131 247 4439 or l.mcculley@nms.ac.uk.

 

This tour involves walking between buildings and climbing stairs.

 

If you have any access requirements, please contact Lee McCulley on 0131 247 4439 or L.McCulley@nms.ac.uk.

Photography

Please note that photography is prohibited unless your tour guide advises.

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