Discover the latest information about visiting our museums
We are delighted that our museums are now open. We can't wait to welcome you back for a safe and enjoyable visit!
Tickets are now available to book. Please follow the booking links below.
Open daily 10:00–17:00.
Please book a timed entry ticket online in advance of your visit. This includes National Museums Scotland Members, National Museum of Rural Life Annual Pass holders and National Trust for Scotland Members.
Open daily 09:45–16:45
Advance online booking required via the Edinburgh Castle website.
Entry to the museum is free. Historic Environment Scotland charges for admission to Edinburgh Castle where the National War Museum is located.
A range of new safety measures have been put in place in line with Scottish Government guidelines.
This includes pre-booked timed entry, face coverings, enhanced cleaning, sneeze screens, hand sanitising stations and one-way routes in certain areas of the museum where physical distancing is not possible.
We want you to have a safe and enjoyable visit. During your visit, we ask you to:
|Please keep your distance from others (2m).||Follow the directional signage.|
|Use the hand sanitiser provided.||Please note card payments only.|
|Wash your hands often.||Face coverings must be worn by visitors over 5 years old.|
Please do not visit the museum if you or anyone in your household has any symptoms of Coronavirus.
The Physical Distance Based Capacity (PDBC) for our sites based on Scottish Government guidelines are as follows:
We have acquired VisitBritain’s Good to Go accreditation. This Industry Standard mark means that National Museums Scotland has followed government and industry Covid-19 guidelines, has a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid physical distancing.
Our museums need your support to protect the objects in our care and bring their stories to life. Please donate today.