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National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland
+44 300 123 6789
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland
Old Town
+44 300 123 6789
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was recommended the national musem on the saturday night on route home by a randomer expat. He was raving about it. Ti be honest i thought he was a bit over excited about it. Anyway the weather turned on the sunday and we'd a...More

Thank Jo C
Reviewed yesterday

A brilliant museum, with so much to see and free too - so you are able to make repeat visits time and time again!

Thank sweeney05
Reviewed yesterday

Such a fantastic place to visit again for free. So well put together, excellent era to era exhibits. Fascinating artifacts covering so many topics. Beautiful building.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great variety of displays! Interactive displays help engage even the youngest visitors. A must see for people of all ages. While there we visited the Bonnie Prince Charlie and Jacobite exhibit. If you are at all interested in Scotland History this is a must see.

Thank Lonnie S
Reviewed yesterday

Well worth a visit if you are in Edinburgh, learned so much and the saw unique artifacts which I don't believe I'll have the chance to see in another exhibition

Thank kathtownsend
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We walked to the National Museum of Scotland from Johnston Terrace and was immediately struck with the number of steps frank m the entrance to the multi-floor museum. The exhibits were very interesting and arranged by theme in each room. For example the technology wing...More

Thank Dan A
Reviewed yesterday

This is an excellent museum, but you will need to allow at least 3 or 4 hours depending on the level of detail of interests. It contains an excellent sandwich shop and gift shop. When we were there the museum was highlighting the history of...More

Thank Leon H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We didn't have a lot of time but we wanted to see the Bonnie Prince Charlie exhibit which was very interesting

Thank Barakf
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So many things to see and do. Free activity for a rainy day. Something for absolutely everyone. Could spend days and days in here!

Thank Linda B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not really into museums but wow. I had a fantastic day wandering around and was pleasantly surprised at the size and variety of interesting displays. Bit disappointed having to pay to see some of the atttactions within but this didnt detract from the overall experience....More

Thank Christopher H
Old Town
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
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Response from Janet G | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Alison_Jim | Reviewed this property |
The parking is fairly mad, to be fair. If you drive along Chambers Street, you may be lucky enough to get a space, depending on the time of day. Failing that, your best bet is to head towards the Commonwealth Pool (grabbing... More