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National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland
+44 300 123 6789
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“natural history” (269 reviews)
“roof terrace” (242 reviews)
“all ages” (733 reviews)
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Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland
Old Town
+44 300 123 6789
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Reviewed yesterday

First, let me say...I accidentally put this review on the wrong museum to begin with.... :) THIS museum has so much to see. We didn't have time to do it justice. We had no idea how large it is or the different points of interest...More

Thank lprp8
Reviewed yesterday

This museum is fantastic. There is a lot to see in terms of Scottish culture and contributions. I spent most of my time going through the floors dedicated to the history of Scotland that starts with the geology and I only made it about 2/3...More

Thank LyleSRice
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We are visiting Edinburgh from Canada, and my sister and I took my 17-month old daughter to the National Museum this morning to get out of the rain for a bit. She loved it! There were children-friendly displays, lots of animals to see, and it...More

Thank eharm
Reviewed yesterday

One cannot help but admire the awesome, beautiful architecture upon entering this museum. It feels similar to being in an serene atrium or even what you may imagine it to be in a beautiful, white bird cage. However, as I went from room to room,...More

Thank TwoCents_23
Reviewed yesterday

Visited the musuem last week. Great selection of things to see. Especially the planes hanging from the celings! Levle 1 has the Discoveries exhibition - didn't realise the Scots were so innovative and inventive! We learn something every day. The Science and Technology Galleries are...More

Thank YoungAckie
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is well worth a visit. So much to see and do. Love the roof top terrace. Has to be the best museum.

Thank Anne-Marie D
Reviewed yesterday

stumbled across this in reality but it was a fantastic museum especially if you have children as there are a lot of interactive displays. The museum is wonderfully laid out which feels like you are exploring a huge castle with lots of nooks and cranny's...More

Thank Jackie G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Perfect museum in the centre of Edinburg. Need a lot of hours to see it all. Free entrance. Closes at 5:00 pm

Thank edrossou
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved this place. It has an amazing collection and is worth a visit. It's Scottish angles on much of history is fun and educational. If I had a complaint is that there may be TOO much on display. It would be nice if they curated...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We particularly enjoyed the design section but the real sadness is the story of climate change and mans impact on extinction of other species on this planet. It's well set out and curated and free. A classic modern museum.

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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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Fiona A
This visitor says it was over-priced; I always found the Museum FREE, apart from special exhibitions. Have I missed something here?
25 April 2017|
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Response from KeenToSharetravel | Reviewed this property |
It is definitely free. - there is a Monkey exhibition which you can pay for but it is only a small part of the overall museum
alexandra g
where can we see a demonstration of a great kilt being folded?
16 April 2017|
Response from Kaye A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we did not experience anything to do with kilts, although there are many shops selling them in Edinburgh.
David F
Is there parking at the museum
4 April 2017|
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Response from Ishi B | Reviewed this property |
i didnt saw any parking there. maybe there is somewhere in town but not in the museum grounds.