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 March

Day

Date

 

Wed

1

Bagpipes and other Instruments

Thu

2

Stuart Kings and Mary Queen of Scots

Fri

3

The Craftsmen of Scotland

Sat

4

Supernatural Scotland

Sun

5

The Beginnings of Scotland

Mon

6

Scottish Christianity to 1000AD

Tue

7

Man, Sun, Moon and Stars

Wed

8

Feisty Females

Thu

9

Amazing Animals

Fri

10

Scotland's First People

Sat

11

From Body Snatchers to Body Scans

Sun

12

Grave Matters

Mon

13

Scottish Gold

Tue

14

Scottish Science and Technology

Wed

15

18th Century Scotland

Thu

16

Saints and Sinners

Fri

17

Animals and People in the Arctic

Sat

18

Working Lives

Sun

19

All Things Bright and Luxurious

Mon

20

The Architecture of the Museum

Tue

21

Scottish Inventors

Wed

22

Scottish Sporting Heroes

Thu

23

We the People

Fri

24

The Stuarts

Sat

25

Treasures of European Palaces

Sun

26

The Picts

Mon

27

The Jewels and Jewellers of Scotland

Tue

28

Death, Pain and Punishment

Wed

29

Sculpture

Thu

30

Stone Stories

Fri

31

The New Galleries

 

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Meet our volunteer guides

Our guided tours are run by a number of enthusiastic and experienced volunteer guides. We introduce a selection of our guides below.
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Explore our collections

Explore stories, films, games and resources from the museums’ collections.
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Event
Tours

Join our volunteer guides on an introductory tour and discover some highlights of the collection.
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Event information

When

1 Mar - 31 Mar 2017
15:00-16:00

Where

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

How much

Free