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Magic Carpet Minis

8 May - 19 Jun 2024
Two time slots: 10:30 - 11:15 or 14:00 - 14:45

£15.00 per child for block of 3

£13.50 per Member child for block of 3

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Woman and baby in arms sitting on the floor on a checked carpet.

Magic Carpet Minis sessions.

© Ruth Armstrong Photography

Magic Carpet Minis sessions.

© Ruth Armstrong Photography

Join us on the Magic Carpet as we explore the museum through interactive songs, rhymes, objects and sensory play.

Magic Carpet Minis introduces you and your little one to some of the wonderful galleries, objects and themes in the museum in a fun and gentle way. Taking place in different spaces around the museum, you will explore subjects such as the Natural World, Space, World Cultures and Scottish History through songs, stories, rhymes, actions, objects and sensory play. 

Date

Block 1

Wednesday 8, 15 and 22 May, 10:3011:15 or 14:0014:45

Block 2

Wedneday 5, 12 and 19 June, 10:30–11:15 or 14:00–14:45

Pricing

£15.00 per child for block of 3

£13.50 per Member child for block of 3

Places are limited to 10 children per block plus accompanying adult. Due to the interactive nature of Magic Carpet there is a maximum ratio of 2 children to 1 adult.

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On the day

  • If you are visiting with a pram or buggy we advise you to use the Tower Entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge.
  • Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets and changing spaces are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0. 
  • A buggy park is available in the Kingdom of the Scots gallery on Level 1.

Please meet your Magic Carpet leaders at the green fountain in the middle of the Grand Gallery on Level 1. They will do a welcome briefing and take you to where the carpet is that day. If you’re running late, don’t worry – our friendly Visitor Experience staff will also be happy to help and show you the way.

On the Magic Carpet

  • We want to keep the Magic Carpet a comfortable and safe space for all so please remove your shoes before you sit down.
  • The session will last approximately 45 mins. If at any point you need to stand up, walk around, take some time out to settle your little one please do so.
  • Adults are usually seated with their child on the Magic Carpet so they can play together but if you require additional seating for health or comfort reasons please let us know.
  • Adults are responsible for their child at all times.

Feeding and changing

  • Please feel free to give your little one milk or water during the session.
  • We kindly ask that no other snacks are consumed on the Magic Carpet.
  • At the start of each session we will let you know where the nearest baby changing facility is and also public seating with backs should this be easier for feeding.
Five visitors look at shelves of agates in our Natural World galleries.

Plan your visit

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1JF

Visiting information can be found on our Plan Your Visit pages.

Plan your visit

Access

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 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 publicevents@nms.ac.uk.

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