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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.
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Scotland Galleries highlights tour

Join our volunteer guide to explore Scotland’s stories through highlight objects in our Early People and Kingdom of the Scots galleries.

Find out more about the highlights tour
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Family hub

All you need to know for a great family visit at the museum.

Explore our family hub
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Museum trails

To help you explore the museum and make new discoveries,
we've created three trails that give a fresh perspective on
the collections.

Discover our trails
The grand gallery - a large, three-floor atrium space with balconies and galleries running around the perimeter.

Take a tour 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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