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.

Themed tours for April

Day

Date

 

Sat

1

The Technology of Fashion

Sun

2

Death, Pain and Punishment

Mon

3

Scottish Gold

Tue

4

Made in Scotland by People and Machines

Wed

5

Saints and Sinners

Thu

6

Sculpture

Fri

7

The Romans in Scotland

Sat

8

Treasures of European Palaces

Sun

9

Feisty Females

Mon

10

Architecture of the Museum

Tue

11

We the People

Wed

12

Working Lives

Thu

13

Scottish Identity - Myths and Realities

Fri

14

Bagpipes and other Instruments

Sat

15

All Things Bright and Luxurious

Sun

16

Gods and Goddesses

Mon

17

Grave Matters

Tue

18

A Trip down Memory Lane

Wed

19

2000 Years of Textiles

Thu

20

Man, Sun and Stars

Fri

21

Jewellery - From Antiquity to the Present Day

Sat

22

The Ordinary People of Scotland

Sun

23

Picts and Vikings

Mon

24

Stone Stories

Tue

25

The Craftsmen of Scotland

Wed

26

The Museum Buildings

Thu

27

Amazing Animals

Fri

28

The Stuarts

Sat

29

Scots in North America

Sun

30

The Industrial Revolution

Header image: Painting entitled 'A Coronach in the Backwoods', oil on canvas, by George W. Simson, 1859 on Level 5, Scotland and the World.

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Event information

When

1 Apr - 30 Apr 2017
15:00-16:00

Where

Meet the guide at the Tour Meeting Point, Entrance Hall, Level 0

How much

Free