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Museum Scotland Free Tours

national museum scotland free tours
FREE guided themed tours at National Museum of Scotland! national museum scotland free toursWhy not explore everything from Scotland’s history to the supernatural. Themed tours take place every day at 3pm.

Join them for a exciting programme of tours with a different theme every day. Themed tours are subject to guide availability and titles may change.

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.
Earth In Space gallery
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Guided tours
1 Jan – 31 Dec 2015
11:00-12:00, 13:00-14:00, 15:00-16:00

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Guided tours

1 Jan – 31 Dec 2015
11:00-12:00, 13:00-14:00, 15:00-16:00

Join one of our guided tours and discover some of the highlights in the collection.

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Exhibition
Masters of Japanese Porcelain

6 Mar – 30 Aug 2015

This small exhibition focuses on four of the finest porcelain artists working in Japan in the late 19th century.

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Exhibition
Fully Fashioned : The Pringle of Scotland Story

10 Apr – 16 Aug 2015
10:00-17:00

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Pringle of Scotland at the National Museum of Scotland.

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Magic Carpet

22 Apr – 24 Jun 2015
Every Wednesday 10:30-10:55, 11:30-11:55

Take a trip on the Magic Carpet to explore the fantastic things in the collection.

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Magic Carpet Minis

23 Apr – 25 Jun 2015
Every Thursday 10:30-10:50, 11:30-11:50

Take a trip on the Magic Carpet, especially for very little ones, to explore the fantastic things in the National Museum of Scotland.

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Feely Friday

24 Apr – 19 Jun 2015
13:30-16:30

Join us each Friday afternoon during term time to explore real and replica objects from our fascinating handling collections.

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May Themed Tours

1 May – 31 May 2015
15:00-16:00

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.

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May Magic Carpet Weekenders

2 May – 31 May 2015
11:00-11:25, Saturdays & Sundays in May

Take a trip on the Magic Carpet to explore the fantastic things in the collection.

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Gold Study Afternoon

5 May 2015
13:00-16:50

A joint study afternoon between Royal Collection Trust and National Museums Scotland which explores the value of gold both as a prestigious metal and as a symbol of status and power.

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Spotlight On: Waterloo

14 May 2015
14:00-15:00 (doors open 13:45)

200 years on from the Battle of Waterloo, Principal Curator Dr Stuart Allan discusses the impact of the battle in Scotland.

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Exhibition
Waterloo : After the battle

15 May – 27 Sep 2015

To mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, find out more about the impact of the battle within Scotland, from public celebrations to political unrest, the celebrity of veterans and the birth of battlefield tourism.

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Spotlight On: Pringle of Scotland

28 May 2015
14:00-15:00 (doors open 13:45)

Join our experts as they discuss Pringle’s evolution from hosiery manufacturer to cutting-edge fashion brand.

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Exhibition
Photography: A Victorian Sensation

19 Jun – 22 Nov 2015
10:00-17:00

Meet the pioneers of photography and discover how the Victorian craze for the photograph transformed the way we capture images today and mirrors our own modern-day fascination for recording the world around us.

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Exhibition
The Silversmith’s Art : Made in Britain today

18 Sep 2015 – 4 Jan 2016
10:00-17:00

This ground-breaking exhibition celebrates the exceptional creativity and skill which make Britain a world leader in modern silver.

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If you wish to enquire about the possibility of booking a BSL interpreter for any tours or other events, please email tours@nms.ac.uk, giving at least three weeks’ notice.

Booked tours

In addition to the regular programme of guided tours, you may book tours for individuals and groups by contacting our Group Bookings Officers at tours@nms.ac.uk or calling 0131 247 4041 for details.

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National Museum Scotland 55.946833, -3.190938 NATIONAL MUSEU SCOTLANDChambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, United Kingdom 0300 123 6789 (Directions)

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