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Museum Late: Big Burns Ceilidh

26 Jan 2024
19:30 - 22:30

£16-£22 including exhibition entry
(see below for details)

Strictly 18+

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We’re giving our legendary Museum Lates a Scottish twist so grab your pals for a night of reels and revelry.

We’re welcoming back the fantastic Jacobites Ceilidh Band to bring the Grand Gallery to life for an evening of music and dancing.

The band will have you twirling and birling as they guide you through Strip the Willow, Dashing White Sergeant and other traditional dances.

Between the sets enjoy drinks, food, activities and a chance to enjoy the museum galleries at night, plus our Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will be free entry on the night!

Dress code: tartan-tastic!

The night will include:

  • Ceilidh in the Grand Gallery
  • Bite-sized talks from our curators
  • Lots of hands-on activities around our galleries
  • Bars and food
  • Free admission to our Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition
  • Access to a selection of our galleries at night

Two men in kilts stand behind microphones and play fiddles.

The floor of the grand gallery full of people dancing to a ceilidh band in the background.

People sit in the seats of an auditorium watching two people present.

A group of people sit around a table doing paper crafts as a man stands showing them a piece of paper.


National Museums Scotland Members £18

Adult £22

Concession* £20

Student (18+), Young Scot (18 - 21)** £16

*Over 60, Disabled, Unemployed

**Valid ID required

Carers of disabled people free.

Booking information

Age 18+. Ticket includes admission to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. 

Save 10% when you book 6 adult tickets together.

Visitor information

Challenge 25 and ticket-related ID

This event is strictly 18+.

If you’re lucky enough to look under 25, please have valid ID ready for event entry and at our bars – if it’s hard to tell, we have to ask.

Please also ensure you have the appropriate ID with you on the night (e.g. valid Membership card, student ID or Young Scot card) if you have purchased a concession price ticket.

Plan your visit

Visiting information can be found on ourPlan Your Visit pages.

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 and accessible toilets are available on Levels 0 and 3, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0. 
  • Wheelchairs are available for loan at no charge. Please note wheelchairs cannot be booked in advance. On arrival, ask about availability at the Information Desk. Small mobility scooters are permitted inside the museum.
  • 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. If you have any questions about accessing this event, please email us in advance at


Please note that filming and photography will take place at this event.

Ticketing Terms and Conditions

National Museums Scotland has a non-refundable and non-transferable ticketing policy.

See our full Ticketing Terms and Conditions.

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