Booking a School Visit

Demand for these visits is high. Requests for guided visits and workshops should be made as early as possible – at least one month in advance – to ensure that your group’s needs are met.

Entry to the permanent collection at the National Galleries of Scotland is free to everyone at all times. Entry to paying exhibitions is free to school parties subject to the Education Department receiving two weeks’ notice of your visit. Guided tours of paying exhibitions are free of charge with a minimum of one month’s notice.

  • Unless stated otherwise, all guided visits last one hour.
  • All visits are designed for a whole class.
  • Regrettably, we will have to charge you if you cancel a visit with less than 48 hours' notice.

Please note that an enquiry does not constitute a booking. Once you have submitted the form the bookings coordinator will be in touch to confirm your booking.

Booking form for Schools



Permanent collection

Temporary exhibition



Free (self-guided)