Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

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

Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

About Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

1st Sep 2018 to 30th Sep 2018
3pm - 4pm
National Museum of Scotland
National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1JF
This is a free event
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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

Saturday 1 - Amazing Animals
Sunday 2 - Bagpipes and other Instruments

Monday 3 - Made in Scotland by People and Machines
Tuesday 4 - Victorian Scotland
Wednesday 5 - Picts and Vikings
Thursday 6 - Stone Stories
Friday 7 - The Stuarts
Saturday 8 - From Body Snatchers to Body Scans
Sunday 9 - Energy - Where it comes from and how we use it

Monday 10 - The Jewels and Jewellers of Scotland
Tuesday 11 - The Vikings in Scotland
Wednesday 12 - The Museum Buildings
Thursday 13 - Feisty Females
Friday 14 - The Beginnings of Scotland - Land and People
Saturday 15 - Phoebe Traquair and her Contemporaries
Sunday 16 - Animals and People in the Arctic

Monday 17 - Chess, Chinz and Curry
Tuesday 18 - Scottish Christianity to 1000 AD
Wednesday 19 - Death, Pain and Punishment
Thursday 20 - Scotland's Pacific Connections
Friday 21 - Edinburgh's Heritage in 9 Objects
Saturday 22 - Buttons to Zips: The Technology of Fashion
Sunday 23 - The Industrial Revolution

Monday 24 - The Scots Abroad
Tuesday 25 - Scottish Science and Technology
Wednesday 26 - Working Lives
Thursday 27 - Abbots and Elders: The Church in Scotland
Friday 28 - The Craftsmen of Scotland
Saturday 29 - Strokes of Good Luck
Sunday 30 - The Romans in Scotland

Header image: Saxton magneto-electric machine and compendium of apparatus stored in a mahogany box invented by Joseph Saxton and retailed by W. and S. Jones, London c. 1830.

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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