Collection Centre Tours

Collection Centre Tours

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National Museums Collection Centre

242 West Granton Road



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Go behind the scenes on a tour of our state-of-the-art collections research centre in Granton, Edinburgh.

About this event

Discover the secrets of how we store our Natural Sciences, Science & Technology and Scottish History & Archaeology collections, and find out how these objects and specimens are used in international research.

This is an in-person event at the National Museums Collection Centre, for those aged 14 and over. Advance booking essential.


Adult £10.00

Over 60s £9.00

National Museums Scotland Members £8.00

Student, Unemployed, Disabled, Young Scot £8.00

Carer of Disabled person free

Find out more about this tour and how to attend.

Ticket holders are asked to follow the same guidelines as they would if they visited the National Museum of Scotland - current museum guidelines detailed at

Getting here

National Museums Collection Centre 242 West Granton Road Granton Edinburgh EH5 1JA Tel: 0131 247 4470

For a map, visit Collection Centre

There is no visitor parking available but there is on-street parking within the vicinity. Further information on parking can be found at

Parking for bicycles is available.

A number of buses run to the Collections Centre, including the 8, 16 and 32 Lothian Bus services. More details can be found on

Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour is scheduled to start. When you arrive, please report to Reception at the Gatehouse building on the right hand side of the entrance barrier.

Booking is not possible at the Collection Centre.


We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit. Our Collection Centre is a working site which we are transforming to enable better public access.

Our tours involve standing and walking on ground level only. If you need a stool, please let us know. The tours move between buildings, so please dress for the weather.

If you will be using a wheelchair, an assistance dog, require disabled parking or have any other access requirements, please contact in advance of the tour.

Carers of disabled people go free.

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