In response to the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we have made the decision to close all our museums to the public from Tuesday 17 March at 5pm until further notice. This will include the National Museum of Scotland, the National Museum of Flight, the National Museum of Rural Life and the National War Museum at Edinburgh Castle.
All scheduled exhibitions and events will be postponed until further notice, including the display of the Declaration of Arbroath. We will make a further announcement once new display dates have been agreed. The national collections within our care will continue to be monitored and made secure during this time.
At National Museums Scotland, we care for collections of national and international importance, preserving them, interpreting them and making them accessible to as many people as possible. You can visit us at our four museum sites: the National Museum of Scotland and National War Museum, in Edinburgh, the National Museum of Flight, in East Lothian and the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride.