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All reviews natural history roof terrace all ages free entry interactive exhibits rainy day few hours beautiful building great for kids on display couple of hours great place to visit visiting edinburgh royal mile dolly science technology
Museums are never really our first choice when picking activities to go away, however this museum was recommended by a friend & I can honestly say that it was the best museum I have been to. It offers both historic treasures as well as fun...More
So many good reviews, hardly going to add much. So here are some tips to your visit:
- go early, gets busy
- start at the top and work your way down
- there are some great 'hands on' exhibits so take your time if...More
We expected to stretch our visit out over 2 hours with a coffee stop midway. We could easily have been there for over four hours to take in all the exhibits. There is lots to see and do for children and adults alike. The technology...More
Boyfriend and i came here as it was 5mins walk from our IBIS hotel south,and so glad we did!
It was amazingly well thought out,and layed out,with great information,the visuals were outstanding!Was alot bigger than wda.d expected we took1hour and that was just the 1st...More
This had technology, culture, taxidermy, and science and was good for all ages. I would have booked 5 or more hours if I had known what was enshrined therein. 5 floors to explore but we missed a lot of it.
The tall, pyramid wooden clock...More
Decided to visit 1 & 1/2 hours before closing time as it started to rain and now we want to return again tomorrow as it is gorgeous!
Very interesting exhibitions (from animals & scientific discoveries to space & agates) but what really sold me was...More
I think I have been here about 20 times and I still haven’t seen it all. There is just never enough time in the day but we always end up on the ground floor at the kids bit where there are hands on exhibits. I...More
A lovely place for everyone . The stuffed birds are a delight to see every time you go . There is a place for children too. I think everyone should go. The good thing is you can go any time because it’s free. I will...More
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.