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“Place is outstanding ”

National Museum of Scotland
Ranked #2 of 449 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, science and technology, art, design and fashion, and Scottish history, all under one roof.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Place is outstanding and so interesting if you fancy seeing lots of exhibits for free. Museum free to enter and the place is huge you can easily spend a day in here. Well recommended

Thank Vince M
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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

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

Thank therewasanoldlady
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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.

Thank Macbroughty
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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.

Thank Aisha P
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