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Quingo Scooters Accessible Attractions: National Museum of Scotland

Quingo Scooters are going exploring this week, as part of our Accessible Attractions series, discovering the natural world, art and science and technology under one roof – in Scotland.

The National Museum of Scotland is part of four museum sites within Scotland; alongside the National War Museum, National Museum of Flight and the National Museum of Rural Life.

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The museum

The National Museum of Scotland has a range of galleries showcasing fascinating facts and artefacts from across the globe. The Natural World galleries tell the story of the planet, whilst the World Culture galleries link people and possessions. Within the Scottish galleries, visitors can follow the story of Scotland through from prehistory to the present day; including over 800 objects and the stories of Scots who took their ideas and innovations across the world.

Alongside the galleries, the museum has a range of exhibitions on show, including:

  • The Galloway Hoard (until 1 October 2017) – the Galloway Hoard is an extraordinary find of Viking-age gold, silver and jewelled treasures. It is the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland, bringing together over 100 gold, silver and other items from across Ireland, the Anglo-Saxon world, the Holy Roman Empire and Byzantium.
  • BUILD IT! A museum made from LEGO (until 31 December 2017) – a magnificent three-metre LEGO model of the National Museum of Scotland is now on display. Renowned brick artist Warren Elsmore and his team took over 350 hours and almost 90,000 bricks to build the model.
  • Age of Oil (until 5 November 2017) – the multimedia exhibition brings a unique perspective to the relationship between art, environment and industry. Linking closely to themes introduced in the Energise gallery, the exhibition considers the future of energy in Scotland.
  • Scotland’s Early Silver (25 February 2018) – the exhibition explores the impact of silver during the first millennium AD, as the most precious metal in Scotland for a thousand years. including jewellery, vessels, coins and other finds, the exhibition examines silver as the times change.

Ticket prices and opening times

Admission to the museum is free, visitors have the option to donate to the museum, however, this is voluntary. The museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm, the museum is closed on Christmas Day (25 December) and is open from 12pm to 5pm on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

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Getting there

For visitors travelling to the museum by bus, buses go via the city centre and stop outside the museum on Chambers Street, or nearby on George IV Bridge and South Bridge.

By train, the nearest station is Edinburgh Waverley, the museum is 10-15 minutes away from the train station.

For visitors travelling by car, follow signs towards Edinburgh city centre. Off-street parking is available nearby the museum at NCP sites.

For more information visit the museum’s website here.


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. There are four designated public parking spaces available for visitors with mobility aids, there are no charges for these spaces, however, they cannot be booked in advance. There is level access throughout the museum with lifts available to all floors. The accessible toilets are available on most floors, these toilets can be located using a map of the museum as well as following signs.

To find out more information, visit the museum’s website here.

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