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National Museum of Scotland

From the age of dinosaurs to the technology of the future, the galleries in the National Museum of Scotland contain treasures from around the world, all under one roof.

This April we’re inviting you to explore our exciting new Play On exhibition in the Grand Gallery and discover the impact of digital technology on how we play. You can also get hands-on with interactive workshops in the Learning Centre or find out more about our closest living relatives in the museum’s Monkey Business exhibition and associated events. Discover science with real scientists from The University of Edinburgh. Visit the Learning Centre and Hawthornden Court for family-friendly drop-in activities, bookable workshops and shows.

There are three places to eat within the museum, the Brasserie, Balcony Cafe and Tower Restaurant. Packed lunches can be eaten in the Group Room in the entrance hall (provided it has not been reserved). There are also cloakroom facilities available within the building.

Access information:
There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge. Wheelchairs are available for loan at no charge (ask at the Information Desk on arrival). Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are also available on most floors. There is an induction loop at the Information Desk and in the Auditorium. Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted. Designated public parking spaces are available for disabled visitors on Chambers Street.

Travel information:
You can get to National Museum of Scotland on following Lothian Buses services: 2, 23, 27, 35, 41, 42, 45, 47, 67.

Many of our venues in and around the city centre are easily accessible on foot and by public transport so please consider the environment when planning your travel to and from our events. Public transport information is available from Traveline Scotland - and 0871 200 22 33 - 24 hours a day.