Select from the options below to support your visit. Trails are designed specifically for those at a primary school level.
Explore the National Museum of Scotland's galleries using our trails which have been specifically designed for young people at a secondary school level.
Explore different career paths through our galleries at the National Museum of Scotland (or virtually, by using Google Street View). Discover some of the key objects in our Art, Design and Fashion collections. Think about their materials, form and the social and cultural context in which they were designed, made and used. Sketch out your own ideas and solutions to our design challenges.
LGBTQIA+ stories have often been kept out of mainstream history, so we are keen to make them visible.This trail features ten objects found on Levels 1, 3 and 5 at the National Museum of Scotland. Download the trail and listen to the accompanying audio for each object below.
Enhance your group's visit with one of our bookable backpacks. Simply make a note of the backpack you wish to use in the 'Additional Information' section of your booking request.
A colourful sensory backpack is available to borrow for free for pupils with additional support needs.
This contains an appealing selection of items ranging from fun and soothing sensory toys to ear-defenders and dark glasses, and has been created to support and enhance the museum experience for pupils.
When visiting the museum, classes can book to use our Mandarin activity backpacks to explore the objects in person. The backpacks contain sensory items relating to each of our seven objects featured in our Mandarin at the Museum resource.