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Event National Museum of Scotland

Drawn Together at the Museum

28 Dec - 30 Dec 2022
Daily, 10:30 - 16:30

Grand Gallery, Level 1

Free drop-in

Looking for a calming creative activity to do in the middle of the holidays? Escape to the museum between Christmas and Hogmanay and enjoy sketching around our galleries.

Pick up a pencil and paper and explore the galleries. What catches your eye? Will you find something new to inspire your artwork or will you get straight down to sketching your favourite object? Whatever your interest, there’s sure to be something in our amazing collections to capture your imagination!

When you’re happy with your picture, bring it back to be added to our informal public art display which will expand and grow over the three days. Everyone's contribution will be shared and celebrated from tots to adult artists. Lastly, stand back and admire your own work and everyone else’s as our visitors capture their love of the museum

Can’t part with your masterpiece? Take it home, take a picture and share with #drawntogetherNMS

A woman and a young girl sit on stools in front of a display case drawing on sketchpads

Activity information

This simple activity is open to all ages and artistic abilities. Challenge your whole family or enjoy some mindful time by yourself or with friends.

Basic drawing materials are provided but feel free to bring your own pencils and sketch pad if you choose.

We kindly ask that you only use pencils when drawing in the galleries.

Getting here

Enter the museum from the main public entrance on Chambers Street.

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street

Map and directions

Visiting safely

Safety measures are in place to ensure your visit is as safe and enjoyable as possible. Current visiting information can be found on our Plan Your Visit pages.


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

  • 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. 
  • There is an induction loop in the Auditorium. 
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted. 

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