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Over 28 of our staffed sites have now reopened and we are delighted to welcome you back. Booking in advance is recommended to guarantee entry. Find out more and book now

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Plan your visit

We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe.

Booking in advance is recommended to guarantee entry.

Book tickets

If you are a Member your ticket will be free, but to guarantee entry please book in advance. Not a member? Join now to start enjoying the benefits

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What will be open during your visit

  • All external spaces 
  • The towers – open to the first-floor level
  • Accessible toilet
  • Shop
  • QR codes available with interpretation for areas that are not accessible

Some areas/facilities remain closed for now

What to expect from your visit

Safety measures: 

  • Signage is on site to guide visitors, including one way systems and marked areas that are currently closed to visitors
  • We have introduced enhanced cleaning measures to make visitors feel comfortable while visiting

Face coverings:

  • In line with Scottish Government legislation and guidance, face coverings are mandatory if you are visiting any indoor/enclosed spaces at our sites including retail and catering areas (subject to some exceptions).
  • Masks will not be provided, so make sure you bring one with you
  • Face shields (e.g. visors) no longer count as face coverings on their own. They can only be worn in conjunction with other face covering
  • Face coverings are not required while visiting external areas of the sites
  • If you feel wearing a face covering at all times during your visit (including in external areas) will make you more comfortable, then please wear one, as we want you to enjoy your visit as much as possible

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1 Apr to 31 Mar:
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Booking in advance is recommended to guarantee entry.

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