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To our Members, thank you for your continued loyalty through these uncertain times. Your support has enabled us to protect our collections and to ensure they are available for people to enjoy today and in the future. Thank you.

The Membership team are currently working from home - if you have any questions please email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

As the Membership team is currently working remotely, please note there might be a slight delay in sending out your new Member cards, but we will make every effort to get them to you as soon as possible.

Benefits of Membership

Become a Member today and help protect remarkable objects and be the first to hear about the stories they hold. 

  • Unlimited free entry to all our world class exhibitions
  • Invitations to exclusive Member Previews for selected exhibitions
  • Invitations to exclusive Member events and experiences throughout the year
  • Free or discounted entry to our fantastic programme of events across all our museums
  • Unlimited free entry to the National Museum of Flight
  • Unlimited free entry to the National Museum of Rural Life
  • Behind the scenes news and in-depth articles in your Member magazine Explorer

You will also get: 

  • 20% discount in our cafes 
  • 10% discount in our museum shops and online 
  • 10% off entry to Edinburgh Castle for the National War Museum 

Choose to pay by Direct Debit and you’ll receive 15 months for the price of 12 in your first year! 

Types of Membership

Membership Cost


£64 by Direct Debit or £71 by card/cheque

2 adults and 3 children under the age of 16 or 1 adult and 4 children; cards issued for the adults only. Under 5s go free at National Museum of Flight, National Museum of Rural Life and National War Museum.

Joint or Guest:

£53 by Direct Debit or £59 by card/cheque           

Joint Membership is for two named friend or family members to visit together or separately, each with their own card or Guest Membership for a named individual to bring along any guest.


£43 by Direct Debit or £46 by card/cheque

For the named individual on the Membership card.

Full-time Student:

£33 by Direct Debit or £36 by card/cheque

For the named individual on the Membership card.  Please include a copy of your student identification with application.

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Join in person

You can join in person at our information or ticket desks the next time you visit any of our museums. You can pay by direct debit, by credit/debit card or by cheque.

Join by post

To join by post and pay by cheque or Direct Debit, download a Membership application form here and return it to:

National Museums Scotland

Join by phone

To join by phone and pay with a credit/debit card or by Direct Debit, please call 0131 247 4294.

Further information

To receive a hard copy of our application form or to find out more information, please email or call 0131 247 4294.

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Member events and offers

Find out about upcoming events, experiences and special offers for National Museums Scotland Members.

Renew your Membership

As a Member of National Museums Scotland you will be invited to renew your subscription each year around a month before it expires.

Contact us and Membership FAQs

Everything you need to know about Member benefits, becoming a Member, renewing or changing your Membership and gift Membership.
Contact us

National Museums Scotland
Freepost EH2842

Tel: 0131 247 4294

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