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Support for Home Educators

Explore a range of resources and offers for home education groups and individuals.

We are home to over 12 million objects, covering a range of topics, across four museums: National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, National War Museum in Edinburgh, National Museum of Flight in East Lothian, and National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride. 

How we can support your learning

What’s on offer:

Whether you are learning about dinosaurs, ancient Egypt or the Second World War, we have a variety of different learning activities which you can take part in, from self led visits and handling boxes to exhibitions and online digital sessions.  

Learning Hub:

From biodiversity films and museum trails to Celtic crafts and bug safaris, discover film, stories, games and more with our learning hub. Our resources can be used to support at-home learning or as part of a museum visit.  Explore by type of resource, theme, subject or level.   

Museum trails:

Our Museum trails will help you make the most of your visit. 

How to book

To find out useful information before your visit or to enquire about a group booking, please select a museum from the list below. 

National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland  

Request a booking here. 

Email - schools@nms.ac.uk 

National Museum of Flight

National Museum of Rural Life

National Museum of Rural Life 

Request a booking using the following booking enquiry form. 

National War Museum

The National War Museum is located in Edinburgh Castle, run by Historic Environment Scotland. In order to manage numbers and communicate updated COVID guidance, educational group bookings are currently being managed by Historic Environment Scotland. 

Email - learning@hes.scot  

Keep in touch

Remember to keep in touch with us by subscribing to our e-newsletter or follow us on Twitter @NMSEngage and remember to check back on our website for up to date information. 

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