Encounter diverse peoples, cultures and objects, and discover how we differ and what we all share.
Please note - Volunteer Guide led tours at the National Museum of Scotland have been cancelled until further notice. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
Delve into our new Ancient Egypt Rediscovered gallery, this tour will highlight key figures in archaeology, including Alexander Henry Rhind and Sir Flinders Petrie.
Gallery: Ancient Egypt Rediscovered
Our guide will explore the lives and beliefs of ancient Egyptian society, including a look at how the body was preserved for everlasting life.
Galleries: Ancient Egypt Rediscovered
Accessibility: We will be using the lift to move from the ground level meeting point up to the Level 5 gallery.
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
Explore the exchange of goods and ideas between India and Europe, with a particular focus on Scotland’s involvement.
Galleries: World Cultures galleries, Discoveries, Fashion and Style, Scottish galleries
Discover stories of women travellers and explorers, women who ruled and women who fought for their art.
Galleries: Artistic Legacies, Facing the Sea, Living Lands, Discoveries
Galleries: Kingdom of the Scots, Scotland Transformed, Making and Creating, Art of Living, Traditions in Sculpture
Explore the links between Scotland and the Pacific Ocean region, travel to the region and artistic cross-fertilization.
Galleries: World Cultures, Discoveries, Grand Gallery, Scottish Galleries
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.