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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update - March 2020

To our Members, thank you for your continued loyalty through these uncertain times. Your support will enable us to protect our collections and to ensure that they are available for you, and future generations, to enjoy once our doors reopen.

We will offer all Members an extension on their Membership to cover the period of closure, and freeze any direct debit payments due to be collected during the closure.

For the duration of the museums closure the Membership office will not be open but if you have any questions please email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

If you would like to buy a Membership today please note we won’t be able to send out your Membership pack until the museums re-open but we will make every effort to get the pack to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for continuing to support us through the crisis created by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. We look forward to welcoming you back to our museums again soon.

Give memories that last a lifetime, give the gift of Membership.

Membership costs as little as £43 per year and will give the recipient free or reduced entry to all our museums and exhibitions. See the full range of benefits here. We can send the welcome pack directly to you or the recipient.

Buy now

Alternatively, you can purchase gift Membership by calling 0131 247 4294, downloading the application form or purchasing in person at our information or ticket desks the next time you visit any of our museums.

Additionally, you can now buy Gift Membership inside the shop at the National Museum of Scotland.

Why give a Gift Membership?

  • Free entry and unlimited access to our special exhibitions
  • Free or reduced entry to our four museums*
  • Free or reduced tickets to talks and lectures
  • Exclusive Members events
  • 10% discount in all our shops
  • 20% discount in all our cafés
  • Be the first to know with our mailings and e-blasts
  • Explorer magazine delivered to your door three times a year.

Buy now and choose to pay by Direct Debit and your recipient will receive 15 months for the price of 12 in the first year! 

Please note Gift Membership payments, or payments made by someone other than the Member, are not eligible for Gift Aid.


Member events and offers

Find out about forthcoming talks, lectures, events 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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