Museum trails

Explore the museum with our free downloadable family trails.

From indoor Safaris to the best selfie spots, creepy coffins to outer space, there's something for all ages.

Wildlife TrailWildlife Safari trail 

Imagine the Museum is your garden… what wildlife can you find in it? Explore the Natural World galleries to identify the birds and animals below using the pictures and clues. Some you can find in your garden or local park but others might be a little trickier to spot!

>> Download the Wildlife Trail

Archaeology trailArchaeology trail

Become an archaeologist for the day – uncover evidence from the past and piece together the clues to reveal how people used to live in Ancient Scotland.

>> Download the Archaeology Trail

Ispy TrailMuseum I Spy

What will you spy in the Museum today? Choose one gallery or look around everywhere.

>> Download the I Spy Trail

Arthur Seat coffinsArthur's Seat coffins trail

In late June 1836, a group of boys headed out to Edinburgh’s Arthur’ s Seat to hunt for rabbits. What they found there has remained a mystery ever since. Follow the trail of the Arthur’s Seat coffins to see if you can uncover their secret…

>> Download the Arthur's Seat Coffins Trail

Space trailSpace trail

Calling all Space enthusiasts! We’ve set a special mission for you – can you complete all our Space challenges? Good luck!

>> Download the Space Trail

Selfie TrailSelfie Safari

Can you complete our Selfie Safari challenge? Find all the animals illustrated in the Natural World galleries, find out what they are and take a family selfie with each!

>> Download the Selfie Safari

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