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
Mon 1 - Edinburgh's Heritage in 9 Objects
Tue 2 - Made in Scotland by People and Machines
Wed 3 - The Romans in Scotland
Thu 4 - A Brief History of Deep Time
Fri 5 - Feisty Females
Sat 6 - Wonderful Whales
Sun 7 - European Objects of Desire
Mon 8 - The Jewels and Jewellers of Scotland
Tue 9 - The Vikings in Scotland
Wed 10 - From Body Snatchers to Body Scans
Thu 11 - Strokes of Good Luck
Fri 12 - Scottish Sporting Heroes
Sat 13 - Scottish Innovators
Sun 14 - Chess, Chintz and Curry
Mon 15 - Amazing Animals
Tue 16 - Caledonia: Rome's North Western Frontier
Wed 17 - Life in Georgian Edinburgh
Thu 18 - Life, Belief and Death in Early Scotland
Fri 19 - Birds in Nature, Mythology and Art
Sat 20 - Bagpipes and other Instruments
Sun 21 - Buttons to Zips: The Technology of Fashion
Mon 22 - 2000 Years of Textiles
Tue 23 - Stone Stories
Wed 24 - Death, Pain and Punishment
Thu 25 - Art on the Top Floor
Fri 26 - Phoebe Traquair and her Contemporaries
Sat 27 - The Stuarts
Sun 28 - The Picts
Mon 29 - The Architecture of the Museum
Tue 30 - Telling the Time
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. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.
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