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Event National Museum of Scotland

Relaxed Access Evening: Beyond the Little Black Dress

26 Sep 2023
17:30 - 19:00

Standard exhibition entry prices apply

Age 8+ 

Please note entry to this event is via Lothian Street, not the Main Entrance on Chambers Street

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‘Florence’ hood and ‘Spray’ dress by Cimone, Autumn/Winter 2017. (© Cimone Ltd / Photo © Rhiannon Adam)

‘Florence’ hood and ‘Spray’ dress by Cimone, Autumn/Winter 2017. (© Cimone Ltd / Photo © Rhiannon Adam)

Join us for a relaxed after hours visit to Beyond the Little Black Dress for anyone who would prefer a calmer visit to the exhibition.  

During this opening, numbers will be reduced and, wherever possible, sounds will be lowered and light levels adjusted to provide a more relaxed experience. A quiet, break out space will also be available.  

A visual welcome guide will be provided in advance to help you prepare for your visit.  

This session is primarily for, but not limited to, neurodivergent young people and adults, autistic young people and adults, adults living with dementia, adults with learning difficulties or mental health challenges or any other visitors with sensory needs or who may prefer a more relaxed experience, plus their families, friends and carers.  

Recommended age 8+ 

Ticket details

  In advance On the day
Members Free Free
Adult £12  £13
Over 60s £10  £11
Student, Unemployed, Disabled*, Young Scot £7.50 £8.50
Under 16s Free Free

*Carers of disabled people free.

Advanced ticket prices are applicable up to 23:59:59 the day before.


  • A quiet space will be available from 17:3019:30 
  • Entry is via Lothian Street which has ramped access, not via the Main Entrance on Chambers Street.  
  • If you are in the museum prior to the event you will be asked to leave and re-enter the building via Lothian St 
  • A member of staff will be there to assist you upon arrival 
  • Lift access is available to the exhibition space 
  • Wheelchairs are available for loan at no charge. Please ask about availability with our Visitor Experience staff on arrival. 
  • Small mobility scooters are permitted inside the museum. 
  • Accessible toilets are available and there is a Changing Places (U) toilet for access to this please see a member of staff. 
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other assistance dogs are welcome in the museum. Water can be provided.  

Find out more about our access information 

If you require further information please contact or by phone on 0131 247 4313 (please note this phone number is not always staffed but we will aim to reply to messages within 5 working days).

Getting here

Event entry will be through the rear entrance of the National Museum of Scotland on Lothian Street.

Plan your visit

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.  

Ticketing terms and conditions

National Museums Scotland have a non-refundable and non-transferable ticketing policy. Please refer to our full Ticketing Terms and Conditions here. 

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