Find out about forthcoming talks, lectures, events and special offers for National Museums Scotland Members.


Members receive free or discounted entry to a wide range of events across our museums. Visit our What's on pages to find out more about upcoming events.

Wild & Majestic: An evening with Scottish Opera

Dramatic highlands, heroic histories, tartan and bagpipes have defined a romantic image of Scotland and inspired some of the world’s great operatic composers.

Join us for an evening with Scottish Opera in the magnificent setting of the National Museum of Scotland’s Grand Gallery to hear a select programme of musical highlights, performed by Scottish Opera’s Emerging Artists and Head of Music Derek Clark, inspired by Scotland’s rugged landscape and heroic past. 

Date: Friday 25 October 2019
Time: 18:30-20:15
Location: National Museum of Scotland, entry is via main entrance on Chambers Street
Booking: This event is sold out. 

Allosaurs and Outlaws: Digging for Dinosaurs in the Badlands

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For ten years, Dr Nick Fraser, Keeper of Natural Sciences conducted summer field seasons in the Badlands of  Wyoming.  Join us at this Members-only talk where he will recount excavating more than 800 dinosaur bones from a single bone bed. 

Find out why toilet paper, army stretchers, a bagpiper and gallons of acetone are essential for collecting 145-million-year-old dinosaur remains. 

Date: Tuesday 3 December 2019
Time: 18:00-19:30 (doors open 17:45)
Location: Entry via Lothian Street entrance
Price: Free, ticketed, refreshments included

Discounts at NCP Castle Terrace

We’ve teamed up with car park operator NCP to offer National Museums Scotland Members discounted parking at NCP Castle Terrace. Receive up to 12 hours of parking for £10, a saving of up to 65% on standard rates.

To receive the discount, you must validate your parking ticket before leaving National Museum of Scotland.

Present your parking ticket, along with your Membership card, to National Museum of Scotland staff at either the Special Exhibition Gallery 1 ticket desk (Level 3), or at the Entrance Hall ticket desk (Level 0). Your parking ticket will be validated, with the discount being applied when you pay for your parking at NCP Castle Terrace.

PLEASE NOTE: this offer is not valid during the month of August.

Further information on parking can be found at

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