Cancelled Event National Museum of Scotland

Incredible Insects

21 Jun 2020

Grand Gallery

Free, drop-in

Celebrate National Insect Week 2020 with a day of drop-in activities and demonstrations which explore the incredible world of insects and their crucial importance to our planet.

Booking information

Please note: this event has been cancelled in response to the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Getting here

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street


Map and directions


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.
  • Accessible toilets are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0.
  • There is also an induction loop in the Auditorium.
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted.

Find out more about our access information.


If you have any access requirements, please contact


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Header image: Goliath birdwing butterfly specimen from Indonesia.

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Changes to scheduled Exhibitions and Events

The ongoing closures of our Museums in response to Coronavirus (Covid-19) has impacted our programme of exhibitions and events. Please check individual event pages for updated information. Find out more.