Tour National Museum of Scotland

July Tours

1 Jul - 30 Jul 2019
Tour Meeting Point, Entrance Hall, Level 0
15:00–16:00

Free

Our free guided themed tours at the National Museum of Scotland explore everything from Scotland's history to the supernatural.


Booking information

Our free public tours are available on a first come first served basis. It is not possible to reserve places in advance.

Our tours are for adult individuals and small groups (up to six people only). If you are visiting as part of a larger group please see our booked tours.

Themed tours take place every day at 15:00 and have a different theme every day. Themed tours are subject to guide availability and some titles may change. You can find out more about the different themes here.

Day

Date

 

Monday

1

Death, Pain and Punishment

Tuesday

2

Little Known Scots who have changed the World

Wednesday

3

Architecture of the Museum

Thursday

4

From Body Snatchers to Body Scans

Friday

5

French Connections

Saturday

6

The Picts

Sunday

7

Art, Design and Fashion Galleries - Highlights

Monday

8

Japanese Treasures And Culture

Tuesday

9

Caledonia - Rome's North West Frontier

Wednesday

10

Chess, Chintz and Curry

Thursday

11

Feisty Females

Friday

12

18th Century Scotland

Saturday

13

Edinburgh's Heritage in 9 Objects

Sunday

14

Buttons to Zips - The Technology of Fashion

Monday

15

Scottish Science and Technology

Tuesday

16

The Craftsmen of Scotland

Wednesday

17

Exploring East Asia

Thursday

18

Invisible Scots who Changed the World

Friday

19

A Brief History of Deep Time

Saturday

20

Strokes of Good Luck

Sunday

21

The Industrial Revolution

Monday

22

Summer Party

Tuesday

23

Phoebe Traquair and her Contemporaries

Wednesday

24

Natural Wonders

Thursday

25

Scotland's Pacific Connections

Friday

26

Abbots and Elders - The Church in Scotland

Saturday

27

A Century of Decorative Arts from 1851

Sunday

28

The Vikings in Scotland

Monday

29

Scottish Sporting Heroes

Tuesday

30

Animals and People in the Arctic

Wednesday

31

Bagpipes and other Instruments

Header image: Harp seal on display in Living Lands at National Museum of Scotland.

Getting there

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1JF

 

Map and directions

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 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.

 

Find out more about our access information.

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