Take a trip on our Magic Carpet! Explore the fantastic things in our collection in these fun pre-school sessions.

Magic Carpet and Magic Carpet Minis explore themes in our Museum through songs, stories, rhymes, touch and play.

  • Magic Carpet suits ages 2 to 4 years and Magic Carpet Minis suits ages 0 to 2 years.  
  • Sessions are for individual families with a minimum of 1 adult to 2 children ratio. 
  • Sessions run on Fridays during term time, with Magic Carpet and Magic Carpet Minis on alternate Fridays. 
  • There are limited places on these sessions, advance booking is required. 
Magic Carpet dates

11 January
25 January
8 February
1 March
15 March
29 March

Magic Carpet Mini dates

18 January
1 February
22 February
8 March
22 March
5 April

For details on our bookable sessions for nurseries and similar organised groups please see here.

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Event information


11 Jan - 5 Apr 2019
10:30 and 11:30


National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh - Meet at the Green Fountain in the Grand Gallery on Level 1

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Booking information

Pre-booking now required for all Magic Carpet and Magic Carpet Mini sessions.

Booking opens 10:00 on preceding Thursday.

Book Magic Carpet

Book Magic Carpet Minis


There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge. Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0. Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted. Click here to find more information.

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