National Museum of Scotland to host family sleepover

The Grand Gallery in the National Museum of Scotland will host a family sleepover. Picture: Contributed

The Grand Gallery in the National Museum of Scotland will host a family sleepover. Picture: Contributed

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A FAMILY sleepover with a difference will take place at one of Edinburgh’s most famous tourist attractions to mark its 150th anniversary.

The National Museum of Scotland is inviting parents and children aged between seven and 11 to spend the night in its Grand Gallery on Saturday, October 15.

A series of fun activities will be held in the Chambers Street museum before lights out.

Alison Rae, family learning officer at National Museums Scotland, said: “In such a momentous year for the Museum, we are delighted to invite families to our 150th birthday bash.

“The sleepover offers a new way for children, and their parents and carers, to engage with the Museum and enjoy an unforgettable experience together.”

Tickets are limited and must be booked online.

All proceeds will go to the museum’s free family programme.

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