Museum re-opening

Museum re-opening

We look forward to welcoming you back

Plan your visit
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Book your free tickets

Book your free tickets

We've introduced timed ticketing for our museums to ensure we can manage numbers, reduce contact and limit queueing.

Book your free tickets
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Welcome back

The National Museum of Scotland will reopen on 12 August 2020 (closing for one day on 14 August 2020). We've made some changes to make your visit as safe as possible for our visitors and our staff.

Plan your visit

Book online in advance

We will be introducing free timed entry to ensure that we can manage numbers and maintain social distancing. All visitors, including National Museums Scotland Members, will need to book a free timed entry ticket online in advance of their visit.

General release tickets will be available from 10:00 on 14 August 2020.

Early priority booking for National Museums Scotland Members will open at 10:00 on 12 August 2020. Become a Member today to receive your pre-release code to secure your tickets.

Find out more about booking online.

Visiting safely

A range of new safety measures have been put in place in line with Scottish Government guidelines to help you have a safe and enjoyable visit. This includes a new timed entry booking system, enhanced cleaning, sneeze screens, hand sanitiser stations and one-way routes in certain areas of the Museum where physical distancing is not possible.

Please do not visit the museums if you or anyone in your household has any symptoms of Coronavirus.

Please keep your distance from others (2m).

Use the hand sanitiser provided.

Wash your hands often.

Follow the directional signage.

Please note our Museums are only accepting card payments.

Any questions? Our Visitor Experience team will be delighted to help.

Free timed ticketing

We will soon be introducing free timed ticketing to ensure that we can manage numbers, reduce contact and limit queueing. All visitors, including National Museums Scotland Members, will need to book a free ticket online in advance of their visit.

National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF
Tel: 0300 123 6789

Admission

Opening times

From 12 August, open daily 10:30–16:30

(Online booking required

Closed for one day on 14 August
Closed on 25 December
Open 12:00–17:00 on 26 December and 1 January

We're Good to Go

“We’re Good To Go” is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

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Gift Membership

Come and be part of history and enjoy a range of exclusive benefits.

With Membership to National Museums Scotland, you will enjoy fantastic savings, with free entry to our museums, exhibitions, big days out, and access to exclusive Member events and discounts.

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

Become a Member

Awards

We take pride in maintaining the highest standards to make your visit as rewarding as possible.

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