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Give the gift of Membership to someone you love this festive season and support the work of our museums.

*In celebration of Giving Tuesday (30 Nov), if you purchase a Gift Membership before 5 December we will give them three free months on top of their Membership.*

Treat your friends and family to a year of free entry and exclusive events and experiences with National Museums Scotland. Share the stories behind objects that have shaped our world with the gift of Membership.

Discover all the benefits of membership.

Buy now and the gift recipient can start their membership anytime in the next 12 months

Plus you can now include a personalised message for the gift recipient. To include a message for the gift recipient, email your message to with your purchase order number.

*Order before 13 December to ensure delivery in time for Christmas.*

Buy now

Alternatively, you can purchase gift Membership by downloading the application form, purchasing in person in one of our shops or at a ticket desk the next time you visit any of our museums.

Types of Gift Membership




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

For the named individual on the Membership card.

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.


£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.

Full-time Student:

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

For the named individual on the Membership card.

Why give a Gift Membership?

  • 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

They 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 

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 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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