Things to see and do

The National Museum of Scotland is the UK's most popular attraction outside of London. Discover why below.

With thousands of amazing objects across multiple galleries, the Museum offers you a world of discovery all under one roof.

Reopening update

As we begin to welcome visitors back to the museum, the reopening of galleries will be phased, with Level 0 (Entrance Hall level) and Level 1 (Grand Gallery level) opening first.

Find out what's new and what's open

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Tour the National Museum of Scotland on Google StreetView

Explore the museum online via Google Arts & Culture’s Museum View experience.

Tour the museum on Google StreetView
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Adventure Planet

We have just £50,000 left to raise to transform our Adventure Planet gallery for the next generation – will you help with a gift today?

By donating today, you will help us inspire children to understand nature’s challenges and give them a lifelong love and respect for our natural world.

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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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