National Museums Collection Centre


Home to many of the objects and specimens that are not currently on display in National Museums Scotland's museums.

Two new buildings provide state-of-the-art conservation laboratories and enhanced storage for the national collections. Visits are by appointment only, and during essential building work access to the collections will be restricted until summer 2016. Alternative arrangements may be made to view objects at one of National Museums Scotland's sites subject to the availability of staff to assist.

Venue information

Opening times

Visits restricted and by appointment only.

During essential building work, as part of our Heritage Lottery Funded capital project, we regrettably have to restrict access to collections, specimens and staff at the Collection Centre until Summer 2016, although access to particular collections may be possible during this time.

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)