Craft Scotland Conference - The Power of Glass

17 Nov - 18 Nov 2022

Photography by Neil Hanna

National Museum of Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland houses diverse collections that will take you on a journey of discovery through the history of Scotland and around the world, taking in the wonders of nature, art, design and fashion and science and technology – all under one roof.


Museum Opening Times


Daily: 10am to 5pm



You can see full access information for both online and in-person events in the Accessibility Information & Joining Instructions (Opens PDF).

1. Getting to the Museum

Ramp access to the Museum via the Lothian Street Entrance.

Accessible parking at the Museum on Chambers Street.


2. Access in the Museum

a. Getting around the Museum:

Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted.

Small mobility scooters are permitted inside the museum. Wheelchairs are available for loan from the National Museum of Scotland Information Desk at no charge.

Lifts are available to all floors and there is a variety of seating throughout the museum.

b. Accessible toilets:

Accessible toilets are available on every floor. Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0.

You can download a map of the museum to see the exact locations of these lifts and accessible toilets.

c. In the Auditorium:

There is an induction loop in the Auditorium.

There are four wheelchair spaces in the Auditorium. Please email to book.


Travelling to the event

Craft Scotland encourages you to use greener methods of travel to attend the conference.


Edinburgh is a cycle-friendly city. At peak times, cyclists can share the buses' green lanes and many junctions have advance cycle stop lines. Cycle racks are available on Chambers Street to park your bike.


A number of buses go via the city centre and stop outside the museum on Chambers Street, or nearby on George IV Bridge and South Bridge. Single and day tickets are available. Visit the Lothian Buses website for further information.  


The nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley. The Museum is a 10-15 minute walk away. Visit www.travelinescotland.com for further details and to plan your journey. 


Follow signs to the city centre. Off-street parking is available at nearby at NCP sites.

National Museum of Scotland


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