National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF
Phone: 0300 123 6789

The National Museum of Scotland is housed in two magnificent buildings.

The Edinburgh Museum of Science and Art – as it was originally called – was at the forefront of engineering and design when it opened on 19th May 1866. In 1998, the new Museum of Scotland building opened. Its design incorporates many references to Scotland’s history and landscapes.

Find out about the architectural history and striking details of the museum with our special self-guided trail hosted on the Museum’s website. If you can’t make it along in person this Doors Open Days do take a few minutes to enjoy a virtual tour of our wonderful buildings below.

Visit in Person

Doors Open Days visitors are welcome into the Museum on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September from 10am to 5pm.

Admission is free. In line with Scottish Government guidelines, all visitors over the age of 12 (unless exempted) must wear a face covering in our indoor spaces.

Please note: some areas of the galleries may be closed during your visit. Please visit our website for more details.







Visit in Person!

Visit Virtually

Edinburgh and East Lothian Doors Open Days is supported by:

Arnold Clark Community FundHinshelwood Gibson TrustEuropean Heritage DaysScottish Civic TrustUrwin Studio Edinburgh Web Design

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