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Welcome back!

We're open. Please book a free timed entry ticket in advance of your visit – available now.

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We are open!

Welcome back to the National Museum of Scotland. Please book a timed entry ticket in advance of your visit.

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Watch the video below to see the changes we've made to make your visit safe and enjoyable.

National Museum of Scotland

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

Admission

Opening times

Open daily with new temporary opening hours
10:30–16:30

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 for every member of your group in advance of your visit. This includes National Museums Scotland Members.

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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 by visitors over 5 years old.

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

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 maps

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

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