National Museum of ScotlandWritten by Administrator
Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, art and design, science and technology and Scottish history, all under one roof at the National Museum of Scotland.
There are many ways for visitors of all ages to explore the museum and discover its treasures.
Before you visit
Thinking of visiting the National Museum of Scotland? Find out more about our galleries and exhibitions here. You can also plan your visit using our interactive map, or download a map or trail here. The map is available in several languages.
You'll find everything you need to start your visit in our new Entrance Hall. Pick up a museum map to help you find your way around and check our plasma screens to find out what's on where, and when. A cloakroom is also available here (£1 per item).
If you have any questions about your visit, the staff at the Information Desk in the Entrance Hall are happy to help.
For a more in-depth insight into our collections, join one of our free tours to tap into the boundless knowledge of our expert guides. The screens at the stairs in the Entrance Hall, Tower Entrance and throughout the Museum list the tours for the day.
The Museum is a great place for children of all ages. From baby changing facilities to family-friendly places to eat and places to play, we've got it covered. Find out more about visiting the museum with children and what's on for families here.
Food and Drink
A selection of delicious food and drinks are available in the Balcony Café and Museum Brasserie and during school holidays packed lunches can be eaten in the group room at the back of the Entrance Hall. You can find out more about eating at the museum here.
Access touch tours
Sign tours (BSL)
For more information about the National Museum of Scotland including opening hours please see their website.