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National Museum of Scotland

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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
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Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland
Old Town
+44 300 123 6789
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All reviews natural history roof terrace all ages free entry interactive displays rainy day few hours beautiful building great for kids on display couple of hours great place to visit visiting edinburgh royal mile dolly science sheep
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Reviewed today via mobile

Love going to Edinburgh museum!! Could spend the whole day there. The views from the top of the building over the city are superb!

Thank bravaragazza57
Reviewed today

The Royal Scottish Museum used to be a fun storehouse of all sorts of interesting things. Then the "I've got a degree in communication studies and a master in museums" gang took over, full of bright smiles and devoid of any knowledge of the significance...More

Thank Ubergeekian
Reviewed today

Stimulating and interesting displays - and a great cafe too........make sure that you try the Cullen Skink

Thank melsargeantson
Reviewed today

This is an amazing museum,so full of interesting items, artefacts ,there is a huge clock ,take time to look at it ,so much is on it ,ask the staff they will tell you all about it such a n interesting story behind it. Good food,nice...More

Thank Nutcracker18
Reviewed today via mobile

What a wonderful building and museum. If you are looking for a bit of culture and fascination in the heart of Edinburgh then this is a must.

Thank Splodge48
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing muesme with so much to see. You could stay there for 10 hours seeing all the different things on display. What an experience

Thank saoirse0396
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loads of interactive things to do and history to see. Large building to walk around with plenty of seating and cafe. Something for all. Will be visiting again. Free of charge

Thank albt10
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The National Museum of Scotland has everything! There are so many different and exciting exhibitions there! Great place to wander around if you have some time to kill or just want to avoid the Scottish weather for a little time.

Thank Aurora_BA
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Briefly popped in to the national museum of Scotland as we had spare time before our flight. Had some interesting displays and exhibitions. Worth a stop!

Thank SBCS13
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here on the tour bus , was a beautiful building from the outside got greeted by lovely members of staff and got told it closed at 5 so I had 3-4 hours. I first went to the underground floors so I could work my...More

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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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31 October 2018|
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Response from buddhastummy | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, I cheaped out and didn't go in to that. Based on what I could see and size wise, I would guess at least an hour if not two.
Mr Jeremy W
24 July 2018|
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Response from MsKiplings | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I don’t know, I’d assume guide dogs would be allowed
28 June 2018|
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Response from SafariGirl100 | Reviewed this property |
We went on a hot day. It was not fully air con and felt a bit stuffy but not nearly as bad as outside. Lots of enclosed areas to keep cool