Investigate communications, transport, industry, engineering, energy and medicine.
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.
Investigate the influence of technology on fashion, synthetic fabrics and dyes. Explore the impact of traditional and modern methods of textile production, including computer design, 3D printing and what impact industrial revolution had.
Galleries: Fashion and Style, Grand Gallery, Science and Technology, Making It
This tour will explore the idea of energy conversion, for example that in a steam engine the fuel creates heat, which creates movement. Objects covered will range from conversion machines, to power stations and energy sources.
Galleries: Transport, Energise
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
Take a trip through time, from sundials and early clocks to electric and speaking clocks.
Galleries: Earth in Space, Level 3 balcony, Scotland Transformed
Starting with ancient scripts, the tour includes those used in Scotland and finishes with message transcription in the 19th and 20th centuries with telegraphs and Enigma encoding machines.
Galleries: Discoveries, East Asia, Egypt, Early People, Kingdom of the Scots and Explore.
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.
Header image: Accelerating cavity from CERN's Large Electron Positron collider (LEP), operational from 1989 to 2000. Donation by CERN. Image © Ruth Armstrong Photography.