Event National Museum of Scotland

Magic Carpet and Magic Carpet Minis

6 Sep - 11 Oct 2019
Every Friday during term-time
10:30, 11:30

Grand Gallery, Level 1


Take a trip on our Magic Carpet! Explore the fantastic things in our collection in these fun pre-school sessions.


Magic Carpet sessions (2–4 years) take place on 6 and 20 September and 4 October. 

Magic Carpet minis sessions (0–2 years) take place on 13 and 27 September and 11 October.


Meet at the Lighthouse Lens in the Grand Gallery Level 1

Booking information

Booking opens 10:00 on preceding Thursday.

Sessions for Fri 13 Sep SOLD OUT

Magic Carpet and Magic Carpet Minis explore themes in our Museum through songs, stories, rhymes, touch and play.

  • Magic Carpet suits ages 2 to 4 years and Magic Carpet Minis suits ages 0 to 2 years.  
  • Sessions are for individual families with a minimum of 1 adult to 2 children ratio. 
  • Sessions run on Fridays during term time, with Magic Carpet and Magic Carpet Minis on alternate Fridays. 
  • There are limited places on these sessions, advance booking is required. 

For details on our bookable sessions for nurseries and similar organised groups please see here.

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.
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted.

Find out more about our access information.

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