Discover the latest information about visiting our museums
We are delighted that we will be able to reopen our museums from Monday 26 April. We are currently working on plans, in consultation with Scottish Government, to ensure this happens safely for both our staff and our visitors.
Tickets are now available to book. Please follow the booking links below.
We can’t wait to welcome you back!
Open daily, with new temporary opening hours of 10:00–16:30, from Monday 26 April
Please book a free timed entry ticket online in advance of your visit. This includes National Museums Scotland Members.
Open daily 10:00–17:00, from Monday 26 April
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, from Saturday 1 May
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.
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.