This page contains information for groups of 10 or more wishing to visit our special exhibitions or undertake self-guided tours of the museum.
To make a booking for groups of 10 or more to visit the museum, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone our groups booking line on 0131 247 4049.
There is no requirement to book in advance: you can simply pop in on the day. However, by booking in advance we can help you get the most from your visit. Groups or 10 or more can also receive discounts on our special exhibitions.
Visits to the National Museum of Scotland are free. Tickets to paid exhibitions are specially discounted for groups of 10 or more and a further discount will apply if you chose to pre-book and pay in advance at time of booking. Please note there are no group discounts for paid events.
Prices will be confirmed by email to all enquirers.
Payments options available are cash or debit/credit card. Please note we do not invoice groups unless a historical agreement is in place.
What you book is what you pay for, and group numbers cannot be decreased after booking, unless a historical agreement is in place.
National Museums Scotland reviews its approach to pricing on an annual basis.
National Museums Scotland have a non-refundable and non-transferable ticketing policy. You will only be provided with a refund if your booking has been cancelled by the museum or museum closure has taken place due to circumstances out with our control. However in regard to group bookings National Museums Scotland will allow tickets to be transferred to a different day subject to availability.
A booking fee is applicable of £2.00 per booking transaction. Postage costs are £1.25.
All groups should enter the National Museum of Scotland via the main street level entrance on Chambers Street. This entrance is suitable for wheelchair access. Our Visitor Experience Team is located at the Ticket and Information Desk and will be pleased to help with any additional information you may require or assistance.
Eating and drinking is prohibited within the National Museum of Scotland. You can however enjoy our Balcony Café and Brasserie at your leisure and convenience.
The National Museum of Scotland has cloakroom facilities available in our main entrance hall at a cost of £1.50 per item.
Please note the above is subject to change in the summer of 2016 due to development on Chambers Street.
Your group may wish to visit the museum shops, which are located in the Entrance Hall, the Tower Entrance and outside Exhibition Gallery 1. The shops stock ‘pocket money’ items as well as more high valued pieces. To reduce crowding please bring your group into the shop in groups of no more than 10. We suggest you stagger group visits throughout your trip.
The National Museum of Scotland has a limited number of wheelchairs available for visitors.
All maps and 'What’s on' guides are free of charge at the National Museum of Scotland and can be picked up from our Ticket and Information Desk in the main Entrance Hall. You can also download maps and trails in various languages here and see what's on here.
If you have questions about any of the above please email at email@example.com or phone our groups booking line on 0131 247 4049.