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Museum trails

Explore the museum in a whole new light with our self-guided trails.

Pick one of our trails to help guide and inspire your visit to the National Museum of Scotland.

Museum reopening

The National Museum of Scotland is now open and tickets are available for online booking.

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LGBTQIA+ Hidden Histories Trail

Explore LGBTQIA+ stories across our collections in this new trail.

LGBTQIA+ Trail
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Bird Pin Trail

Families can pick up our new trail to find the Bird Pin, from the Galloway Hoard, hiding amongst her feathered friends around the National Museum of Scotland.

Bird Pin Trail
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Staff Picks Trail

Everyone missed the Museum during lockdown – including the staff. We asked our colleagues to tell us the exhibits or spaces they missed the most. Discover their top 10 picks.

Staff Picks Trail
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Reset Trail

This trail is to help you to ‘reset’ and find some moments of mindfulness and wellbeing in the Museum. Listen on your own device as you explore the space.

Reset trail
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Family Puzzle Trail

Download our family trail to help you plan a structured visit to the National Museum of Scotland.

Family Puzzle Trail
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Architecture trail

The National Museum of Scotland is housed in magnificent buildings.

Discover striking architectural details and hiden histories on your next visit to our Museum.

Architecture trail
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Mode

Explore highlights from our Fashion and Style gallery online with Mode, our online guide to 30 iconic garments on display.

Discover sumptuous fabrics, bespoke craftsmanship and cutting-edge design inspiration. Luxuriate in couture details with close-up images and 360 views.

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Museum reopening

Our museums are now open and tickets are available to book. We can't wait to welcome you back.

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