Book your free tickets

We're looking forward to welcoming you back to the Museum.

Book your timed entry slot

Book online in advance

We’ve introduced free timed entry for the National Museum of Scotland 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

Members will be able to book two days in advance of general release. Become a Member today to receive your pre-release code to secure your free tickets.


How to book

  • Tickets will be released for sale on this page on the following dates:
    • 10:00 on 12 August 2020 Priority booking opens for National Museums Scotland Members
    • 10:00 on 14 August 2020 General release booking opens
  • Please only book tickets for yourself and  your household, to help us comply with NHS Scotland's Test and Protect;
  • If you have any questions about timed entry please refer to our FAQs
  • For everything else see our Ticketing Terms & Conditions
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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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