Museum Mystery Stories

Monday 18 November | 10:30-11:30

Edinburgh Children Theatre / Cabaret

Paid (ticketed)

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If you have any questions or for more information, please contact the venue directly.

Fun, mysteries and creativity! You might think you know the museum pretty well, but did you know there is a room underneath where a team of expert investigators solve mysteries? Author Mike Nicholson will introduce your pupils to the Museum Mystery Squad. Could your class help them crack their cases? Pupils will discover how Mike uses museum artefacts to create mystery stories, and will produce ideas for their own puzzling tales. Plus, have fun with wordplay, creating crazy new gadgets and mystery story ideas in seconds! Books will be available for sale and signing (£5.99 each).

The event will last 60 minutes. You will then have the chance to explore the museum, using our resources, to choose objects to inspire your own mystery stories.

For Primary 3-5 pupils. Please arrive at the museum at least 15 minutes before the start time.

Venue information

National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street


We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit. There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge. This event takes place in the Auditorium, which has level access from Lothian Street doors. There is a hearing loop in the Auditorium. Accessible parking at the Museum: four designated public parking spaces are available for disabled visitors in Chambers Street. There is no charge for these spaces. However, please note that they cannot be booked in advance. Getting around the Museum: wheelchairs are available for loan at no charge. Please note wheelchairs cannot be booked in advance. On arrival, ask about availability at the Information Desk. Small mobility scooters are permitted inside the museum. Lifts are available to all floors and there is a variety of seating throughout the museum. Accessible toilets are also available on most floors and there is a 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 our lifts and accessible toilets. There is an induction loop at the Museum Information Desk and in the Auditorium and Dunfermline Room lecture theatre. Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted. Our full access guide can be found at You can also find information on Euan's Guide.

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