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National Museum of Scotland Private Tour

A deep-dive into Scottish past & present


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See the amazing and diverse collection representing Scotland’s past and present with your private expert guide. On this two-hour tour your passionate guide will unlock the stories behind the exhibits, and go at your pace and style.

This private tour includes

  • Free entry into the National Museum of Scotland.
  • Hear about Scottish History from Nomadic hunter-gathers from 8500 BC to present-day Scottish politics, and everything in-between.
  • The option to focus on particular areas of interest or just take in what we love most.
  • Recommendations for your own exploration of the collection or dropoff at a lunch/dinner booking made by us.


Tour Details


2pm – 4.30pm Daily

Meeting Point

Your private Scottish guide will meet you at the entrance to the Museum by the tower on the corner.


Every-day year-round, excluding the 24th, 25th, 26th of December.

Not Included

Transport & Lunch

Languages Available



Sample Itinerary

Introduction to the National Museum
See world-famous artifacts that show Scotlands history, science and technology, fashion, world culture, and more! All tailored to your interests.

Hear About Scotlands Past & Present
In the largest section of the National Museum your guide will bring to life Scottish History from the Early People to the Kingdom of the Scots to 18th/19th century transformation all the way to Scotland as a changing nation in the 20th century.

Exploration of Science & Technology 
In this hand-on exhibit, see how science and technology have been innovated in Scotland and the world.

See Edinburgh from New Heights
From the roof-top of the National Museum of Scotland, get a 360 look at Edinburgh. Keep an eye out for Edinburgh Castle, Calton Hill, and Arthur’s Seat.



Yes, all our tours are private and can be customized to our guests’ interests.

Our tours are designed for groups of 1-10 people. For groups up to 20 people, please email us at requests@totallytailored.com and we’ll help you craft your ideal trip.

Tips for your guide are never expected, but they do show you think your guide did a brilliant job! If you would like to tip your guide, please do so directly during the tour (10 – 15% is customary).

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