The Museums Collection Centre is an amazing treasure trove of objects spanning a wide range of subjects. Visitors taking one of our tours can view a huge array of objects not currently on display at the Museums of Edinburgh, Childhood and the People’s Story. Many are classified as Social History; these include tools and technology from local industries such as printing or brewing; familiar domestic objects from granny’s kitchen and parlour; shop signs and billboards which were part of everyday community life; as well as more decorative Scottish pottery and glass.
Getting hereFor further information on accessible travel in Scotland, go to Transport Scotland.
Travel by public transport
Travel by taxi
The museum has a drop-off point in front of the entrance. Unfortunately, access is partly blocked by three bollards. However, the museum's area is quiet enough for a car to briefly stop to drop-off passengers 2 meters away from the museum's entrance.
Path to main entrance
Getting around inside
The Museum Collection Centre offers pre-arranged visits that can be booked via + 44 (0) 131 556 9536. Tours of the Collection Centre are very adaptable to visitor needs. In the case of special requirements (as wheelchair accessibility), please explain your needs/ situation to the staff so that they can prepare everything in advance of your visit.
The second floor of the storage space is only accessible via stairs. However, the objects usually shown upstairs can be brought to you on the ground floor.
Getting around outside
Customer care support
Our tours are adaptable to various access needs. Please alert staff of your needs when booking tours and we will do our best to meet them.