Visiting our museums

Discover the latest opening information

Welcoming you back

We continue to welcome visitors back to our museums following the latest Scottish Government guidelines to keep staff and visitors safe. Discover current opening times, safety information and booking information below.

Book online in advance

Timed entry has been introduced for each museum to ensure that we can manage numbers and maintain physical distancing.

Please book a timed entry ticket online for every member of your group in advance of your visit. This includes National Museums Scotland Members.

See below for more information about booking timed entry tickets for each museum.

National Museum of Rural Life

Following updated Scottish Government guidelines, the National Museum of Rural Life will be closed from 21 November until 11 December inclusive.

Existing ticket holders will automatically have their tickets cancelled and will be issued a refund (if applicable).

Visiting safely

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're Good to Go

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.

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