Explore objects on display drawn from the museum’s oldest and most important historical collections and find out how they demonstrate Scotland's international links.
Join us for our exciting programme of daily guided themed tours, or book a private tour as an individual or group. Choose from the World Cultures themes below. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and a tour request form.
How have Arctic animals, native peoples and European colonists adapted to the Canadian Arctic? Find out on this tour.
Galleries: Animal World, World Cultures, and 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 and 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 and 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 and Discoveries.
Galleries: Kingdom of the Scots, Scotland Transformed, Making and Creating, Art of Living and Traditions in Sculpture.
Learn more about funerary practices and beliefs in different cultures.
Galleries: Inspired by Nature, Living Lands, Artistic Legacies, Discoveries and Patterns of Life.
Explore the links between Scotland and the Pacific Ocean region, travel to the region and artistic cross-fertilization.
Galleries: World Cultures, Discoveries, Grand Gallery and Scottish Galleries.
Galleries: Grand Gallery, Window on the World, Earth in Space, Restless Earth, Kingdom of the Scots and Beginnings.
Galleries: Discoveries, Early People, Artistic Legacies, Design for Living and Communicate.
Private Booked Tours for Individuals and Groups
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 3 weeks’ notice is requested. Please contact email@example.com for further information and tour request form.
Daily Themed Tour
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. Find out more about themed tours in January.