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Dynamic Earth

112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS, Scotland
+44 131 550 7800
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A visit to Dynamic Earth is like nothing else on Earth. It's a chance to experience the primeval forces of nature as they shaped our planet, to journey through space and time and even go on a 4DVENTURE around the world. You'll be embarking on the interactive adventure of a lifetime - the lifetime of our planet. As if this wasn't enough, Dynamic Earth is home to Scotland's only 360 degree full dome film theatre. We have a variety of films showing throughout the year.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“ice age” (25 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
+44 131 550 7800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pacy, informative and memorable. Also, a sensibly priced and interestingly stocked gift shop. All staff extremely friendly and helpful.

Thank Gill G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here on a tour and had lots of fun, it's not to busy as they let people in gradually but they have a good classroom. The lunch area is not that nice so I would recommend looking around the local area.

Thank Verity S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took my kids here recently, and found the whole experience was a bit of a letdown. The time machine was ok, certainly a good way to make a lift more interesting. There was a part with three screens in front of us and a volcano...More

Thank Jjj0hnn
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I spent about 2 hours here. If you have kids its a huge yes to bring them they will love it. You can get here by bus, or there is a car park underneath which you need to pay for. There are heaps of rooms...More

Thank Hoadjie
Eilidh M, Manager at Dynamic Earth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

That's great to hear you enjoyed visit Dynamic Earth and learning about the story of our planet. Thank you for the lovely review, we will pass on your comments to the rest of the team. We hope to see you back here again soon. Best...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was really excited for this attraction, only to discover that I paid 15 pounds for a whole lot of videos. I love earth studies, but they somehow managed to make an exciting topic unbelievably boring. There needs to be way less screen time (with...More

Thank Kailey N
Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm not a big fan of geography and a lot of the stuff went over my head but I really enjoyed the experience. I didn't enjoy the 4D ride and I felt it just went on too long, if it ended around the ice area...More

Thank dylanjhawkes99
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was a bit sceptical but this is a must visit it is interesting and value for money. I really enjoyed my visit.

Thank 999barry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The thing that stands out at Dynamic Earth is the high level of customer service delivered by ALL staff. Felt very warmly welcomed and enjoyed our "journey" immensely. Top marks for everything - go and visit!

4  Thank Julie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our grandchildren there and it was a fantastic time for them and quite a learning experience also. Adults and children alike will enjoy. There is a bit of walking but it seemed to be fully assessable.

1  Thank Kim N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not a geography buff n my visit to dynamic earth has made sure i detest it even more .. the only saving grace was my kids who seemed to love the rainforest show

Thank Genevieve D
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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Alex K
10 April 2017|
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Response from Magdalena L | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the above comment. Two hours is quite a fair time to see it all and enjoy it without a rush
9 April 2017|
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Response from mscouttsy | Reviewed this property |
think this was about £3 for the underground parking so not bad for Edinburgh!
21 March 2017|
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Response from Eilidh M | Property representative |
Thank you for getting in touch. We've found that Dynamic Earth is popular with a wide range of ages and we've had positive feedback from adults without children as well as the school and family groups. Dynamic Earth... More