Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

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

Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

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

Sun 1 - The Romans in Scotland

Mon 2 - Symbols of Power
Tue 3 - French Connections
Wed 4 - Bagpipes and other Instruments
Thu 5 - Amazing Animals
Fri 6 - The Vikings in Scotland
Sat 7 - Edinburgh's Heritage in 9 Objects
Sun 8 - Grave Matters

Mon 9 - Death, Pain and Punishment
Tue 10 - Feisty Females
Wed 11 - Colour
Thu 12 - The Scot Abroad
Fri 13 - Scottish Inventors
Sat 14 - Scottish Sporting Heroes
Sun 15 - Working Lives

Mon 16 - Made in Scotland by People and Machines
Tue 17 - From Body Snatchers to Body Scans
Wed 18 - Scotland's Pacific Connections
Thu 19 - Weights, Measures and Counters
Fri 20 - Animals and People in the Arctic
Sat 21 - Some Interesting Scots
Sun 22 - Scottish Identity - Myths and Realities

Mon 23 - Scotland and the Pacific
Tue 24 - The Stuarts
Wed 25 - Picts and Vikings
Thu 26 - Stone Stories
Fri 27 - Art and Architecture in the Museum
Sat 28 - The Industrial Revolution in Scotland
Sun 29 - European Objects of Desire

Mon 30 - Art, Design and Fashion Galleries


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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