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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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

We went to the excellent Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites but there is so much to see -too much to list here. I would suggest that you need to make several short visits to do it justice and concentrate on different areas. Other than...More

Thank 4wheelsonmywagon
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just off the royal mile we found this by accident whilst wasting time between other activities, gutted we didn’t realise it was there sooner. We didn’t get to see much at all but kids loved the wildlife exhibition, and the cake we had to eat...More

Thank Emma N
Reviewed yesterday

The minute we walked in the door, we were impressed! This was an amazing museum, so airy and well presented. We started in the hall where all the animal exhibits were and spent much longer here than we planned. My 10 year old daughter loved...More

Thank DonDons369
Reviewed yesterday

Not really a great museum in my opinion. Noisy, not much information, but what can you expect from a free entrance?

1  Thank Zadel93
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is full of interesting objects, well displayed, and - as far as the science department is concerned - some very good hands-on activities. We also loved the main hall, with its open, sunny atmosphere. Well recommended.

Thank EvdWRotterdam
Reviewed 2 days ago

Every part of the museum has an interactive section to enhance the experience. The hanging animals from ceiling are spectacular.

Thank MatteoSerratura
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had wanted to visit this Museum on my last visits and finally got there this time and I wasn’t disappointed. Initially it feels a little disjointed but once you realise that effectively it is trying to be about 5 museums at once and that...More

1  Thank HVD_12
Reviewed 2 days ago

Superb museum. Fa tastic building. Something for everyone. The technology and natural history galleries were great. Loved the Lewis chessmen and the weaponry display. Staff great.

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 2 days ago

It has been on my list for many years so I finally saw the Wylam Dilly! Great engineering and mining displays. Had a free guided tour entitled Georgian Edinburgh. Good ceramic gallery. It needs several days to do it justice.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 2 days ago

a wonderful collection of items to please all the family,the building itself is amazing inside.the cafe inhouse offers a wide range of food options also

Thank liam m
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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31 October 2017|
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Response from Patrick O | Reviewed this property |
I’m afraid I did not see any but they do have a cloakroom for coats and bags.
29 October 2017|
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Response from Joesavage1953 | Reviewed this property |
Hello I believe it is BWR close. Thanks