On 31 March, the schools team within National Museums Scotland will be taking over the Group for Education in Museums Twitter account between 3-5pm.

Each year, National Museums Scotland welcomes over 50,000 school visitors to our four museum sites: National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh), National War Museum (Edinburgh), National Museum of Flight (East Lothian) and National Museum of Rural Life (East Kilbride).

We offer:

  • Free admission to all our four museums for pre-booked school groups.
  • Resources to use during visits or back in class
  • A bookable programme of workshops, events, and activities closely linked to the Curriculum for Excellence on a range of topics
  • Discounted temporary exhibition entry
  • Teachers’ Continuing professional development sessions and events
  • Advice and support for local museums and collaboration on schools resources and projects

Our sessions are delivered by our 11 Learning Enablers, facilitators, freelancers, and through working with partner organisations such as Edinburgh Science and Royal Highland Educational Trust. Three Learning Officers manage our schools programmes across our sites, supported by three School Bookings Administrators who manage the bookings. Our staff are based within the Learning and Programmes department at National Museums Scotland and many work across a range of audiences.

The challenges we’ll be discussing during our takeover include:

  • How we can provide online learning opportunities for teachers and families over the coming months
  • How we market to schools, particularly to encourage them to return after our museum closures
  • How to ensure our sessions link to the Curriculum and current educational trends including careers and climate change
  • Planning for the future during the current circumstances

We would love to hear your questions and ideas on these topics, as well as anything else schools-related. Take part using #EdSkillsShare