Annual Pass

Pay once, visit all year with the amazing annual pass.

Annual Pass – pay once, visit all year.

National Museum of Rural Life tickets are valid for unlimited visits for 12 months from the date of purchase. Just present your ticket, along with valid ID, to come back as many times as you like for free (some events attract a small supplement). Terms and conditions apply, see below.

With each season comes something new, from newborn lambs and calves to harvesting and haymaking – so there are plenty of reasons to come back again and again. When you buy your Annual Pass, sign up to receive our regular enewsletters to stay up to date with all the latest news and special offers.

Annual Pass update

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, holders of a National Museum of Rural Life Annual Pass with an expiry date of 18 March 2020 or later will have the validity of their Annual Pass extended. The validity extension will be equal to the number of days from 18 March 2020 to the date the National Museum of Rural Life reopens to the public, or to the natural expiry of the Annual Pass, whichever is sooner.

Please just present your Annual Pass at the museum's ticket desk on your first visit after reopening.

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Annual Pass prices

Adult £8
Concessions £7
Child £5.50 (under 5 free)
Family of 4 £23 (2 adults and 2 children)

Concessions: 60+, students with valid NUS or Young Scot card, unemployed with ID, disabled people.
Carers of disabled people free.

Read the full terms and conditions for our Annual Pass

  • National Museum of Rural Life Annual Pass holders can gain free admission to the National Museum of Rural Life during normal daytime opening hours for 12 months from the date of purchase of the Annual Pass (some events attract a small supplement).
  • Your Annual Pass ticket will act as proof of purchase of an Annual Pass and must be produced on every repeat visit to gain admission. If you arrive at the museum without the Annual Pass ticket, you will be asked to pay the normal admission price and this will not be refunded.
  • Your Annual Pass ticket must be produced in-person at the museum in order to pay the small supplement required for attendance at some events. These events are Heavy Horse Show and Christmas Fair at the Farm. If you arrive at the museum without the Annual Pass ticket, you will be asked to pay the normal event admission price and this will not be refunded. 
  • To qualify for an Annual Pass the full name of the purchaser must be supplied. For more information about the collection and use of your personal data, please see our privacy notice. 
  • Annual Passes are not transferable to any other person and passes must only be used by the named Annual Pass holder. Staff will always verify the identity of the pass holder prior to admission by asking for proof of identity (ID must feature the Annual Pass holder’s name and signature, for example, a debit or credit card).
  • An Annual Pass may not be used for group/educational visits or in conjunction with any other concessions, discounts, or for commercial/business use.
  • The National Museum of Rural Life reserves the right to refuse admission.
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Gift Aid

Did you know that National Museums Scotland is a charity? If you are a UK taxpayer you’ll be helping to support the museum even more, as we can claim Gift Aid on your admission. This is worth 25% of the total cost of your Annual Pass, at no additional cost to you.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Although our museums remain closed due to Coronavirus (Covid-19), there are lots of ways to explore and learn about our amazing collections online. 

See our Museum at home pages for our range of films, games and resources.

Update for Annual Pass holders