Discover all the benefits of Membership and find out about types of Membership, prices and ways to join here. Join us on a voyage of discovery today!

Benefits of Membership

Become a Member and support our national collections while enjoying great value Member benefits:

  • Unlimited and free access to our world-class exhibitions
  • Visit as many times as you like! Free entry to all four of our museums (National War Museum is inside Edinburgh Castle – our Members get 10% off Castle admission).
  • Exclusive invitations – hear from behind the scenes at Members’ Private Views
  • Take part – free or reduced entry to our huge range of special events, such as the annual Airshow
  • Treat yourself – 20% off in our cafes and 10% off in our shops and online
  • Be in the know – regular Explorer magazine keeping you informed with news and Member offers
  • Support essential projects such as outreach programmes, scholarships, conservation and acquisitions that would not happen otherwise. 

Join now and choose to pay by Direct Debit and save up to £7, plus receive 15 months for the price of 12 in your first year!

Types of Membership

Membership Cost


£41 by Direct Debit or £44 by card/cheque

For the named individual on the Membership card.

Joint or Guest:

£51 by Direct Debit or £57 by card/cheque           

Joint Membership is for two named friend or family members to visit together or separately, each with their own card or Guest Membership for a named individual to bring along any guest.


£61 by Direct Debit or £68 by card/cheque

2 adults and 3 children under the age of 16 or 1 adult and 4 children; cards issued for the adults only. Under 5s go free at National Museum of Flight, National Museum of Rural Life and National War Museum.

Full-time Student:

£31 by Direct Debit or £34 by card/cheque

For the named individual on the Membership card.  Please include a copy of your student identification with application.

Join online

Join now

Buy Gift Membership now

Join in person

You can join in person at our information or ticket desks the next time you visit any of our museums. You can pay by direct debit, by credit/debit card or by cheque.

Join by post

To join by post and pay by cheque or Direct Debit, download a Membership application form here and return it to:

National Museums Scotland

Join by phone

To join by phone and pay with a credit/debit card or by Direct Debit, please call 0131 247 4294.

Further information

To receive a hard copy of our application form or to find out more information, please email or call 0131 247 4294.

Explore more

Member events and offers

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

Renew your Membership

As a Member of National Museums Scotland you will be invited to renew your subscription each year around a month before it expires.

Contact us and Membership FAQs

Everything you need to know about Member benefits, becoming a Member, renewing or changing your Membership and gift Membership.
Contact us

National Museums Scotland
Freepost EH2842

Tel: 0131 247 4294

Back to top