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National Museum of Scotland

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Address: Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 300 123 6789
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, science and...

Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, science and technology, art, design and fashion, and Scottish history, all under one roof.

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Done in a couple of hours... you're kidding

If you are interested in history and particularly the history of Scotland this exhibit is definitely for you but don't believe those who tell you you can whip around it in a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are interested in history and particularly the history of Scotland this exhibit is definitely for you but don't believe those who tell you you can whip around it in a couple of hours. Plan on being there for most of the day, take your time and enjoy the myriad of interactive exhibits you can 'play' with. When you... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

great exhibits for all ages presented in a bright modern way. great way to spend a few hours and its free don't miss it

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Superb museum not enough time to do it justice only covered ground floor including natural history and kingdoms of Scotland Great visit

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co durham
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

varied interesting and interactive exhibits - beautiful building something for all ages . Easily fill in a couple of hours

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely worth a visit. Very interesting something different round every corner. A good day out for young and old alike

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Constant dropping point for My eldest he loves it...changed a lot since I was a kid but good for visits

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Ingelfingen
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum is okay, but nothing worth to see in Edinburgh. Most of the items are standard things, that you can see in many other museums as well or during a tour through Scotland.

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Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great museum in a wonderful building. It has recently gone through an extensive period of major updating and now has extra space and more galleries. There is literally something here for everyone from dressing up for small children to aeroplanes for adults and everything in between. There are themed tours and frequent special exhibitions. Don't miss the... More 

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Burnley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great museum and loads of things to do and see. The lad loved it and got to say I was surprised how big it was inside. I would put it up there with the museum in New York. A credit to the city of Edinburgh and would visit again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don't like museums much, and didn't find this one especially syntalizing, but it's free so why not check it out!

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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.
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