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Museum closure

Following the latest Scottish Government guidelines, the National Museum of Scotland is now closed until fuirther notice.

Visiting FAQs

Book online in advance

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.

Please be mindful of the restrictions in place for your local area and adhere to Scottish Government guidelines. To comply with these guidelines and to help us with NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect, we are currently unable to accommodate groups that are from more than one household, so please book up to six tickets for yourself and other members of your household only. Please make sure you have booked a ticket for every member of your group, including children under five years of age. 


How to book

  • Please click on the links above to access ticketing options on the Eventbrite website
  • Member tickets can only be booked by entering a valid Membership number as a 'promo code'
  • 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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