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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%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (963 reviews)
“scottish history” (882 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland
Old Town
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+44 300 123 6789
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum has a ton to offer. They have exhibition on a variety of different topics like inventions, the universe, Scottish history, fashion, taxidermy and cultures around the world. Some if the objects are truly unique and fascinating. However the museum has a bit too...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This museum has something for everyone, whether you're into science, natural history, the history of Scotland or whatever. We spent 2 hours here and could have spend twice that and not seen everything. Highly recommended.

Thank Robert A
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Reviewed yesterday

Even if you are not a museum person – my wife and I enjoy museums – and even if you are traveling with children, this is an excellent place to spend an hour or a day. Why not, the museum is free, there is a...More

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed yesterday

Plenty to see. It is obvious that the museum is targeted also for children. Plan on spending a couple of hours. Free too!

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a wonderful museum with something to look at for every interest. They had a car section, space section, fashion, animals, everything you can think of. It is a great place to bring kids, family, anyone. My only hesitation was that a map would...More

Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed yesterday

A must see! So much diversity you need a full afternoon to see it all. We concentrated on the Kings and Queens section because I am a history buff and it had so many wonderful artifacts.

Thank Lynn D
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just wonderful. Puts many other museums to shame. Wonderful exhibits, wonderful staff and perfect interactive activities for the little ones.

Thank Krissy_Shee
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Reviewed yesterday

I was looking forward to dive into the Scotland’s history section of the museum. However, I soon found the exhibition impossible and exhausting to follow. I need the exhibition to move forward chronologically and guided in a way that ensures that I have seen everything....More

Thank Pepromene
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great museum and well worth a visit. A mix of science, natural history and classical museum there is plenty to keep you interested. It is easily a half day gentle wandering through the exhibits or a whole day looking intently at everything. The ground floor...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of hands on for all ages. But also great read and learn exhibits. On whole wing and 5 floors of Scottish info.

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Sorry I didn't notice if there was or wasn't
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9 April 2018|
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Response from April B |
Use the park & ride at ingliston free parking and get the tram into edinburgh its very cheap plus you get to go on a tram!
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we went a ghost town tour, it was organized by a someother company , sorry i cant remember . it was fun.
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