Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

Check out the daily free guided themed tours at the National Museum of Scotland in November!

When, Where & How Much...

Date(s): 01 November 2017 to 30 November 2017
Time(s): 3pm - 4pm
Where: National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Old Town
Price: This is a free event

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About Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

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

Wed 1 - Life in Georgian Edinburgh
Thu 2 - Weights, Measures and Counters
Fri 3 - Animals and People in the Arctic
Sat 4 - Symbols of Power
Sun 5 - Technology of Fashion

Mon 6 - Feisty Females
Tue 7 - The Architecture of the Museum
Wed 8 - The Industrial Revolution
Thu 9 - Picts vs Romans
Fri 10 - Bagpipes and other Instruments
Sat 11 - Death, Pain and Punishment
Sun 12 - Gods and Goddesses

Mon 13 - The Stuart Kings and Mary Queen of Scots
Tue 14 - Edinburgh's Heritage in 9 Objects
Wed 15 - Working Lives
Thu 16 - Phoebe Traquair and her Contemporaries
Fri 17 - The Stuarts
Sat 18 - Saints and Sinners
Sun 19 - The Auld Alliance

Mon 20 - Scottish Gold
Tue 21 - Amazing Animals
Wed 22 - Sculpture
Thu 23 - The Picts
Fri 24 - Scottish Sporting Heroes
Sat 25 - Scottish Identity: Myths and Realities
Sun 26 - From Body Snatchers to Body Scans

Mon 27 - French Connections
Tue 28 - Grave Matters
Wed 29 - Edinburgh's Heritage in 9 Objects
Thu 30 - Scottish Inventors



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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