Discover the story of Scotland through our capital city and our National Museum. You will see the places where history happened, follow our story through iconic exhibitions and complete your tour at the Museum Brasserie with tea and a scone.
You’ll meet your Mercat guide in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town at the Mercat Cross, the site of executions and proclamations. Together you will explore key locations and stories hidden around the Royal Mile. See a city of the past, which goes unnoticed for many, a city where commoners, Queens and criminals once walked.
Iconic Scottish objects mixed with streets soaked in history
Follow your guide to the National Museum of Scotland where our nation’s treasures are stored. Once inside your Mercat tour guide will introduce the Scottish collections. You’ll step through Scotland’s history, using key objects, and hear how they all have shaped our past, present and future.
Once you’ve learned of Scotland’s past you’re free to further explore the museum and, when you’re ready for refreshment, enjoy tea and a freshly baked scone in the Museum Brasserie.
Dates & times
Time: 10:30 Sat, Sun
Tickets are always limited.
Book online in advance for the best ticket price.
1 hours 30 minutes
Start point: Mercat Cross, High Street
End point: National Museum of Scotland