COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update.

To our Members, thank you for your continued loyalty through these uncertain times. Your support will enable us to protect our collections and to ensure that they are available for you, and future generations, to enjoy once our doors reopen.

We will offer all Members an extension on their Membership to cover the period of closure, and freeze any direct debit payments due to be collected during the closure.

For the duration of the museums closure the Membership office will not be open but if you have any questions please email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

If you would like to buy a Membership today please note we won’t be able to send out your Membership pack until the museums re-open but we will make every effort to get the pack to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for continuing to support us through the crisis created by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. We look forward to welcoming you back to our museums again soon.

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  • Unlimited free entry to our charging exhibitions such as Tyrannosaurs and Little Black Dress 
  • Free tickets to our charging events such as Awesome Bricks and The Wheels and Wings Show
  • Free or reduced entry to our four museums*
  • Free or reduced tickets to talks and lectures
  • Exclusive Members events
  • 10% discount in all our shops
  • 20% discount in all our cafés
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  • Your support as a Member ensures that Scotland's amazing treasures will be cherished for today and forever.

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* Free entry to National Museum of Scotland, National Museum of Flight and National Museum of Rural Life. National War Museum is inside Edinburgh Castle – our Members get 10% off Castle admission.

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National Museums Scotland
Freepost EH2842

Tel: 0131 247 4294

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