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Help protect remarkable objects and be the first to hear about the stories they hold.

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Purchase any of our membership types online.

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The Membership team are currently working from home - if you have any questions please email membership@nms.ac.uk and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

There might be a slight delay in sending out your new Member cards, but we will make every effort to get them to you as soon as possible. By signing up online you can use your Membership right away – just use your confirmation email as proof while you’re waiting for your card to arrive.

Thank you for your support

To our Members, thank you for your continued loyalty through these uncertain times. Your support has enabled us to protect our collections and to ensure they are available for people to enjoy today and in the future.

Benefits of Membership

  • Unlimited free entry to all our world class exhibitions at the National Museum of Scotland
  • Invitations to exclusive Member Previews for selected exhibitions
  • Unlimited free entry to the National Museum of Flight
  • Unlimited free entry to the National Museum of Rural Life
  • Invitations to exclusive Member events and experiences throughout the year
  • Free or discounted entry to our fantastic programme of family events
  • Behind the scenes news and in-depth articles in your Member magazine Explorer

You will also get:

  • 20% discount in our cafes
  • 10% discount in our museum shops and online
  • 10% off entry to Edinburgh Castle for the National War Museum

Choose to pay by Direct Debit and you’ll receive 15 months for the price of 12 in your first year!

Types of Membership

Membership Cost

Family:

£64 by Direct Debit or £71 by card/cheque

2 adults and 3 children under the age of 16, or 1 adult and 4 children; cards issued for the adults only. Under 5s go free at National Museum of Flight, National Museum of Rural Life and National War Museum.

Joint or Guest:

£53 by Direct Debit or £59 by card/cheque           

Joint Membership is for two named friends or family members to visit together or separately, each with their own card. Guest Membership is for a named individual to bring along any guest.

Individual:

£43 by Direct Debit or £46 by card/cheque

For the named individual on the Membership card.

Full-time Student:

£33 by Direct Debit or £36 by card/cheque

This Membership is for full-time students. Please include proof of your eligibility with your application. More information on eligibility below.

Disabled:

£33 by Direct Debit or £36 by card/cheque

One disabled adult with a carer/companion. This Membership is to encourage access for anyone who is presented with a barrier in visiting our museums due to a disability. Please include proof of your eligibility with your application. More information on eligibility below.

Gift Membership:

From £33 by Direct Debit or £36 by card/cheque

Read more about Gift Membership

Proof of concessionary status

Students and Disabled memberships

Students

This Membership is for anyone in full-time education. We accept the following as proof of concessionary status:

  • Valid Student card
  • TOTUM card (formally NUS)

Disabled

This Membership is for anyone who is presented with a barrier in visiting our museums due to a disability.

The eligibility criteria are kept under review and may be updated from time to time. See below for what we currently accept:

  • PIP (Personal Independence Payment)
  • Disability Working Allowance for over 60s
  • Employment & Support Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Disabled Person’s Tax Credit
  • Blue Badge

Upon joining and in order to validate your Membership, we ask that you please send us a photo/scan of your proof of concessionary status to membershipconcessions@nms.ac.uk. Please note this will only be used to check your eligibility, once your application is complete the data will be destroyed/deleted.

Further information about access for disabled visitors can be found for each of our museums here: National Museum of Scotland, National Museum of Flight, National Museum of Rural Life and the National War Museum.

Join online

Purchase any of our membership types online.

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Thank you

Thank you for your support, it means so much to us. Your Membership enables us to protect our collections and ensure they are available for people to enjoy today and in the future.

Other ways to join

Join in person

You can join in person at our information or ticket desks the next time you visit any of our museums. You can pay by direct debit, by credit/debit card or by cheque.

Join by phone

To join by phone and pay with a credit/debit card or by Direct Debit, please call 0131 247 4294.

Join by post

To join by post and pay by cheque or Direct Debit, download a Membership application form and return it to:

Membership
National Museums Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1JF

Membership Application Form
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To receive a hard copy of our application form or to find out more information, please contact our Membership team.

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Members can login to their online accounts through the membership portal.

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