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Eating at the Museum

Enjoy a range of freshly prepared food and drink in our two cafés at the museum.

Enjoy a range of drinks and freshly prepared food in the Balcony Café on Level 3 or the Pop-up Café on Level 1 in Hawthornden Court.

Balcony Café

The Balcony Café on Level 3 is open daily from 10:00–17:00 (last orders 16:30) for tea, coffee, home baking, cold snacks and hot homemade soup – and great views of the Grand Gallery! Freshly prepared sandwiches, salads and children's boxes are also available.

Free Wi-Fi access is available.

National Museums Scotland members receive a 20% discount in the Balcony Café.

Museum Brasserie

The Museum Brasserie on Level 0 is open daily from 10:00–17:00 (last orders 16:45) for tea and coffee, home baking, cold snacks, freshly prepared sandwiches, salads, homemade soup and children's boxes.

Brought your own food?

The Group Space for eating your own food has now reopened and is available to use. Please clean the tables after use with the sanitising wipes provided. Our friendly visitor experience staff can answer any questions you have upon arrival.


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