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Join as a Patron today and help us care for the remarkable objects in our collections and share their stories with the world.

Our Museums were founded by people whose vision was to inspire us all using remarkable collections to share Scotland’s stories with the world and bring the world’s stories to Scotland.  

Our Patrons are vital to realising that founding vision.  

Their support helps us care for and conserve our collections, enrich our understanding of each item and its importance, and share our objects and discoveries with more people than ever before. 

Patrons enjoy a range of exclusive benefits including:

  • Free access to our major exhibitions
  • Invitations to talks, lectures and special events throughout the year
  • Exclusive behind the scenes access through four Patrons events a year


What our Patrons say:

“The work done by National Museums Scotland is life enhancing. So many children benefit from school visits, and adults too encounter something new and fascinating each time they come through the doors.

"As Patrons we have derived a great deal of pleasure from the special events and from our not infrequent visits to Chambers Street. We look forward to many more years of discovery.” 

Colin and Hilary Ross, Patrons of National Museums Scotland 


Join as a Patron today and be part of the story. 

  • Patronage starts at £1,000* per annum
  • George Wilson Circle Patronage starts at £5,000** per annum

Patronage can also be paid in monthly Direct Debit instalments, and can be made as a gift on behalf of someone else.

* Benefits value £100, suggested annual donation £900+

** Benefits value £300, suggested annual donation £4,700+

Patronage consists of two parts: a fee that covers the taxable benefits package, and a suggested annual donation to support the work of National Museums Scotland. The donation portion is a suggested donation to which Gift Aid provisions apply, but you may purchase the benefits package separately without making any further donation. Minimum payments include VAT at the standard rate.


How to join 

To become a Patron of National Museums Scotland please contact Connie Clark on 0131 247 4448 or

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