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Sold out Event National Museum of Scotland

Collection Centre Tours

20 Mar - 22 May 2024
See below for dates and times

National Museums Collection Centre

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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 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 in Granton, for those aged 14 and over.

Advance booking is essential.


Wednesday 20 March - Sold out

Wednesday 24 April - Sold out

Wednesday 22 May - Sold out



10:30 - 11:45

13:00 - 14:15


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

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

See our full Ticketing Terms and Conditions.

For information on how we manage your personal data please see our full privacy notice.

On the day

  • There is no visitor parking available but there is on-street parking nearby. 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 at
  • 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.   

Where to find us

National Museums Collection Centre
242 West Granton Road, Granton

Open to the public by appointment only, or through select events.

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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 would like a stool, let us now
  • 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 email us in advance of the tour at

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