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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%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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

Nice airy museum. Good selection things to see, mixture of art and science exhibitions. Many interactive exhibits. Highlights being dolly the cloned sheep, big odd grotesque clock and a particle accelerator from the hadron collider.

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Reviewed yesterday

We delved right into Scottish history in their many, many floors. Great for a first stop in Edinburgh to get some background, or for a rainy day as it is free to look around the main exhibitions (plus paid for options). A beautiful building too.

Thank hey27
Reviewed yesterday

You need a lot of time to see everything about Scotland. Amazing history and wonderful presentations. Nice rainy day activity!

Thank Notnab
Reviewed yesterday

Great museum with loads of different sections. Plenty of inter-active exhibitions to keep kids and adults busy !

Thank Tracey-Bruce
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum is divided into thematic zones: history of Scotland, nature, art & design, technology, and cultures. There are activities for children and many explanatory videos. The "plus" is that it's free.

Thank lady_bluecopper
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great exhibition for anyone interested in the history of Scotland. Very well illustrated and informative.

Thank William M
Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago 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
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 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