Discover more about how the world works, what we know about it and the people and animals that inhabit Earth.
Please note - Volunteer Guide led tours at the National Museum of Scotland have been cancelled until further notice. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Encounter a diverse range of animals past and present, and discover how animals and humans have interacted through the centuries.
Galleries: Window on the World, Animal World, Beginnings, Discoveries, Earth in Space
How have Arctic animals, native peoples and European colonists adapted to the Canadian Arctic? Find out on this tour.
Galleries: Animal World, World Cultures, Industry and Empire
Explore the evolution of birds and learn how they have adapted to many environments, and encounter birds as supernatural figures in mythology and religion and in decorative art.
Galleries: Animal World, Living Lands
Discover early instruments of navigation and time measurement and modern telescopes; learn more about the stars, planet formation and meteorites and explore the origins of life.
Galleries: Earth in Space, Animal World
Uncover the wonders of nature through the museum's collections, including a show-and-tell with nature objects.
Galleries: Natural World, Beginnings
Discover more about whales and people's interactions with them, from historic drawings to giant specimens.
Galleries: Grand Gallery, Natural World, Discoveries, Early People
All our tours are available as private, booked tours.
The cost of a private, booked tour is £5.00 per person (we make a minimum charge of £50.00 per guided group). One guide is allocated to every 15 people.
Tours are subject to guide availability and a minimum of three weeks’ notice is requested. Please contact email@example.com for further information and tour request form.
Times: 15:00 (1 hr)
Join us for our exciting programme of tours with a different theme each day. Meet at the Tour Meeting Point, Entrance Hall, Level 0.