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How to complete this form 

This form is for educational groups such as schools, language schools, overseas school groups, home education groups, universities, and nurseries. 

Complete this form to request a self-guided visit to the National Museum of Scotland. Currently we are not offering any bookable workshops or events, and our lunch and cloakrooms remain closed.

You should receive an email copy of your completed request form upon submission. Please get in touch if you have not received this, or if we do not reply within 5 working days. 

Got a question? Contact us via schools@nms.ac.uk

Please ensure all mandatory fields (marked with an *) are completed.

 

Request a visit to the National Museum of Scotland

About your visit

(if different from contact above)
(eg P1, S6, 1st Year, Postgrad etc)
Please indicate class sizes if booking for more than one class. If none, write none.
(required ratio 1 adult: 10 children (age 5-16), 1 adult: 5 children (age 3-5))
(Museum opens at 10:00)
(Museum closes at 17:00)

Additional information


This will help us suggest any useful resources or activities to you.

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Please note that submitting a request is not confirmation of booking. We will confirm your request within five working days of submission.

If the form has submitted successfully you will receive an automatic email showing details of your request. If you do not receive this the form has not submitted successfully, usually because some of the mandatory fields have not been completed.

The personal information we collect from you is used solely for the above booking(s). The data will not be shared with any third party, and will be held securely in accordance with current data protection legislation. For more information please read our Privacy Notice.

Terms and conditions of booking

For facilitated (charged) sessions: 

  • Scottish State schools (where appropriate) should raise a Purchase Order through their Local Authority procurement system for the maximum cost of charged sessions. 
  • Purchase Order numbers should be notified to schools@nms.ac.uk at least seven days in advance of the visit. 
  • For sessions charged per pupil, schools will be charged for the number of pupils booked, unless 10 days advance notice of change in numbers is notified to schools@nms.ac.uk.

Cancellation policy 

  • National Museums Scotland reserve the right to charge a fee for short notice cancellations or no-shows. 
  • Bookings cancelled less than three weeks prior to the visit may incur an administration fee of 50% of the value of chargeable events. 
  • Bookings cancelled less than two weeks prior to the visit may incur an administration fee of 100% of the value of chargeable events. 
  • No-show or last-minute cancellations of free workshops or staff-led sessions may incur a £50.00 administration fee. 
  • In certain circumstances, such as adverse weather conditions, National Museums Scotland may waive the administration fee. 
  • Cancellations should be notified in writing to schools@nms.ac.uk.

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