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We don’t have guided tours, but there is information throughout the Museum to help you explore our collections.
The Museum is not wheelchair accessible, due to the historic nature of the building.
School visits are welcome. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
If you would like to take photographs, please let one of our customer assistants know. They will give you our brief guidelines on photography in our museums.
Children are welcome at the Museum. For hands-on activities, the Museum of Childhood and Museum of Edinburgh, both on the Royal Mile, are well worth a visit.
Visitors can bring small buggies upstairs into the Museum and have them stored on the main floor. Please ask our customer assistants for advice.
We are not able to store luggage for you at the Museum. The nearest luggage storage facility is at Waverley Station.
We have information sheets in French, Spanish, German and Mandarin that provide a brief overview of the Museum.
Limited ‘Pay and Display’ parking is available near the Museum.
The Royal Mile has many cafés, restaurants, pubs and take-away lunch options.
The Museum of Edinburgh, further down the Royal Mile, has a room that may be available for groups to eat packed lunches in. This must be booked in advance by telephoning the venue.