Our free guided themed tours at National Museum of Scotland explore everything from Scotland's history to the supernatural.
Themed tours take place every day at 3pm and have a different theme every day. Themed tours are subject to guide availability and some titles may change.
Our free public guided tours are for adult individuals and small groups (up to six people only). If you are visiting as part of a larger group please see our section on booked tours.
Meet the guide at the Tour Meeting Point, Entrance Hall, Level 0
Sat 1 - Bagpipes and other Instruments
Sun 2 - Life, Belief and Death in Early Scotland
Mon 3 - Art and Architecture in the Museum
Tue 4 - Death, Pain and Punishment
Wed 5 - Animals and People in the Arctic
Thu 6 - Buttons to Zips
Fri 7 - From Body Snatchers to Body Scans
Sat 8 - The Stuarts
Sun 9 - Feisty Females
Mon 10 - No Tour
Tue 11 - Caledonia - Rome's North West Frontier
Wed 12 - Scottish Innovators
Thu 13 - Scottish Identity - Myths and Realities
Fri 14 - Scottish Sporting Heroes
Sat 15 - The Jacobite Risings
Sun 16 - Strokes of Good Luck
Mon 17 - The Jewels and Jewellers of Scotland
Tue 18 - Chess, Chinz and Curry
Wed 19 - The Vikings in Scotland
Thu 20 - Amazing Animals
Fri 21 - Edinburgh's Heritage in 9 Objects
Sat 22 - Working Lives
Sun 23 - European Objects of Desire
Mon 24 - No Tour
Tue 25 - No Tour
Wed 26 - No Tour
Thu 27 - Scotland's Pacific Connections
Fri 28 - Scottish Inventors
Sat 29 - Scots Abroad
Sun 30 - 2000 Years of Textiles
Mon 31 - No Tour
Header Image: Vulpes lagopus, Arctic fox
While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.
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