We're reopening

We're reopening

We look forward to welcoming you from 19 August.

Plan your visit
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Welcome back

The National Museum of Scotland will reopen from 19 August 2020. We can’t wait to welcome you back.

Plan your visit

National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF
Tel: 0300 123 6789

Admission

Opening times

From 19 August 2020, with new temporary opening hours of 10:30–16:30 daily

We're reopening

The National Museum of Scotland will reopen from 19 August 2020. We can’t wait to welcome you back.

Book online in advance

Free timed entry has been introduced to ensure that we can manage numbers and maintain physical distancing. Please book a free timed entry ticket online in advance of your visit. This includes National Museums Scotland Members.

Priority booking for National Museums Scotland Members will open at 10:00 on 12 August 2020. Become a Member today to receive a pre-release code to secure your tickets. 

General release tickets will be available from 10:00 on 14 August 2020.

Find out more about booking

Visiting safely

A range of new safety measures have been put in place in line with Scottish Government guidelines.

This includes pre-booked timed entry, face coverings, enhanced cleaning, sneeze screens, hand sanitising stations and one-way routes in certain areas of the museum where physical distancing is not possible.

We want you to have a safe and enjoyable visit. During your visit, we ask you to:

Please keep your distance from others (2m). Follow the directional signage.
Use the hand sanitiser provided. Please note card payments only.
Wash your hands often. Face coverings must be worn in our indoor spaces and shops.

Please do not visit the museum if you or anyone in your household has any symptoms of Coronavirus.

Face coverings

Please note, in line with Scottish Government guidelines, face coverings must be worn in our indoor spaces and shops.

Reopening FAQs

We're Good to Go

We have acquired VisitBritain’s Good to Go accreditation. This Industry Standard mark means that National Museums Scotland has followed government and industry Covid-19 guidelines, has a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid physical distancing.

Museum map

Plan your visit to the National Museum of Scotland with our map to view online or print at home.

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We’re reopening our museums

After nearly five months of closure, we have started to welcome visitors back to our museums with a phased reopening.

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