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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

It’s unexpectedly fun, interesting and everytime i go see edinburgh i go back to see more. The view from the roof is gorgeous

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank F7510
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Our first visit to the museum but it was very interesting
Laid out in a very informal but organises way, there is access to the roof and amazing views round Edinburgh. Each floor has different parts of Scottish history presented in small interesting exhibits. We had a purple of hours but definitely need another visit at least

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Can't believe that I've visited Edinburgh so many times and yet this was my first visit. The museum is wonderful: beautiful surroundings and very well laid out. There is so much to see with many items being interactive (suiting both adults and children) so it's a good idea to check in advance what will be of most interest to you. There is something for everyone here and it is well worth making the trip to visit. Having finally discovered its location (I had wrongly believed it was near Princes Street when in fact it's the other side of the Royal Mile), I will definitely be back again.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

£1.50 per item to leave in the cloakroom and £3 to put all of your items into one large bag. Which I found to be fairly priced and very handy especially considering that this museum is free to visit.

There's a lot to experience for adults and many wonderfully interactive attractions for children. Gorgeous architecture and a variety of displays. From fashion to technology to interiors. Displays regarding different cultures. And also 5 floors covering Scottish history (culture, religions, money etc).

I visited during the school holidays so of course it was quite busy but even then the business was limited to the more interactive parts (nature and technology). This seemed to offer an encouraging introduction to science.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Aisha P
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We took two of the grandchildren for a day out here, and they loved it. We spent about an hour and a half in the first part, as the kids were mesmerised by the activities there. The 6 year old loved launching the hot air balloon, and the 9 year old loved everything!The millennium clock really fired up their imagination, and the space exhibition was amazing, and included a rock from outer space! They really wanted to spend longer in each part, so we will have to take them back for another visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
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