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Gift Membership

Give memories that last a lifetime with the gift of Membership.

Treat your friends and family to a year of unlimited free entry to all our museums and world-class exhibitions, exclusive Member events and experiences and so much more, all while supporting the vital work of our museums.

Share the stories behind objects that have shaped our world with the gift of Membership today.

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Choose to pay by Direct Debit and they’ll receive 15 months for the price of 12 in their first year.

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Why give a Gift 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

They 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

You can now include a personalised message for the gift recipient. To include a message for the gift recipient, email your message to membership@nms.ac.uk with your purchase order number.

Types of Gift Membership

Membership

Cost

Individual:

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

For the named individual on the Membership card.

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 for a named individual to bring along any guest.

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.

Full-time Student:

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

For the named individual on the Membership card. This Membership is for full-time students. The recipient of the Gift Membership will be asked to provide proof of eligibility when we post out their Membership card. 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. The recipient of the Gift Membership will be asked to provide proof of eligibility when we post out their Membership card. More information on eligibility below.

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.

Ways to purchase Gift Membership

Online

Purchase any of our Membership types online

In person

You can buy in person in any of our shops and at the information or ticket desks.

By post

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

Membership Team
National Museums Scotland
Edinburgh
EH1 0AR

Gift Membership Form
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