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Tour of the National Museums Scotland collection

22 September @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

- Free
a wall of white drawers. three are open revealing many small black boxes with colourful minerals inside.

Join the curators of Earth Systems at National Museums Scotland for a behind the scenes tour of the rock, mineral, meteorite and gemstone collections stored at the National Museums Collection Center.

See fantastic mineral specimens from some of Scotland’s famous localities, examples of classic Scottish rock types, Scotland’s largest meteorite, and other fantastic specimens collected by Scots around the world!

Please note:

This event will be held at National Museums Collection Center, 242 W Granton Rd, Edinburgh EH5 1JA
NOT the National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street. 

There will be no on-site parking available. Please travel by public transport where possible. Lothian buses 8, and 16 stop next to the site entrance (stop: Caroline Park Grove). Lothian buses 47, X29, X37 and 38 all stop within a 5 minute walk of the Collection Center (stop: Royston Mains Crescent).

Accessibility: The tour will be on ground level with step-free access and all buildings are wheelchair accessible. The route between the reception building and collections building is on a moderate hill. Accessible toilets are available, but there are no dedicated baby changing facilities.

Free, but booking essential: tickets


Accessible for wheelchair usersSuitable for familiesLevel of prior knowledge - beginnerLocation - indoorsSubject Area - Sedimentary RocksSubject Area - Volcanoes and Igneous RocksSubject Area - Metamorphic Rocks


An event in the Scottish Geology Festival 2022, organised by the Scottish Geology Trust. Please support us: Discover – Support – Join.

Venue

National Museums Collection Center
National Museums Collection Centre, 242 West Granton Road
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH5 1JA United Kingdom
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Organiser

Earth Systems at National Museums Scotland
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Venue

National Museums Collection Center
National Museums Collection Centre, 242 West Granton Road
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH5 1JA United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Organiser

Earth Systems at National Museums Scotland
View Organiser Website