If you’re planning to visit the National Museum of Scotland as part of an overseas school group, please let us know you’re coming.
There are two options for your visit:
At present, we are not able to offer guided tours.
Complete this form to request a general visit to the National Museum of Scotland.
We will collect your name, contact number and the date and time of your visit to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect service and we may share this information with the service up to 21 days following your visit. For more information please read our Privacy Notice.
To book an exhibition visit, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Self-guided visits to the National Museum of Scotland are free of charge. Donations are welcome (suggested donation £3.00 per person). Contactless donation points are located throughout the museum.
Special exhibition visits
Tickets to paid exhibitions are discounted for groups of 10 or more, and a further discount will apply if you choose to pre-book and pay in advance at the time of booking. Please note there are no group discounts for charged events.
Prices will be confirmed by email to all enquirers. We accept payment in cash or by debit/credit card.
Overseas school groups should enter the museum via the Tower Entrance. This is located at the east end of Chambers Street. This entrance is suitable for wheelchair access. Our Visitor Experience Team is located at the Ticket and Information Desk and will be pleased to help with any additional information or assistance you may require.
Our cloakroom facilities are currently closed.
There is a coach drop off point outside main entrance to the museum on Chambers Street (postcode EH1 1JF).
Pay and display parking is available on Chambers Street and off-street parking nearby at NCP Quartermile. Further information on parking can be found at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/parking
Your group may wish to visit the museum shops which are located in the Entrance Hall, the Tower Entrance and outside Exhibition Gallery 1.
The shops stock ‘pocket money’ items as well as more expensive items. To reduce crowding please bring your group into the shop in groups of no more than 10. We suggest you stagger group visits throughout your trip.
The National Museum of Scotland has a limited number of wheelchairs available for visitors. Wheelchairs cannot be pre-booked. Please enquire at the Information Desk on arrival.
During your visit we ask that you:
If a member of your group begins to display COVID-19 symptoms whilst in the museum, please alert the nearest member of the Visitor Experience team (dressed in navy/purple) immediately.