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National War Museum of Scotland

Edinburgh Castle Castle Hill | Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland
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Within the historic setting of Edinburgh Castle, accounts of battles lost and won are told through military artefacts and personal collections. Find out about the life of Scots at war, from the First World War trenches to the Home Front, and learn how conflicts, both at home and abroad, have shaped Scotland's image and reputation over the centuries.
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Edinburgh Castle Castle Hill | Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful poignant reminder of t h e loss of so many young lives during the first world war. A sobering atmospheres to

Thank Sandyback2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Edinburgh twice, and both times I made sure to go through this museum. It gives a very interesting and in depth look at Scottish and British war history. Keep in mind, it is located within Edinburgh castle, and is included in...More

Thank Jonathan W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very well done Museum that tries to cover every Scottish involvement in wars & skirmishes over the Globe ! Some great relics from uniforms, to weapons, battle flags , propaganda posters , battle souvenirs etc. A very eclectic collection and worth a wander through...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was probably more interested in this than the castle, There is so much to see and its included with castle entry fee. Really wish we had longer at the castle and it the War Museum. Very much a place to spend the day at....More

Thank bluehobbit
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To see the history of Scotlands military, dating back thousands of years, gives a new sense of the pride these people have in their country. Being in the Castle gives it a different importance as well. Worth the visit to see the artifacts.

Thank RaceRider
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Nice display of Scotland arm force artifact. uniform, metals, flags and weapons are on displayed there.

Thank nhvacabadfood
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Loved this Museum, it told the wars that Scotland got itself into with England. 100% worth a visit if you're in the castle, even if you don't agree with war.

Thank ZBrock
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The nicest part of the museum is the introduction film, after that it is mainly a display of medals, uniforms and swords. Interesting, but as a national war museum I expect a bit more. As it is included in the entry price of the castle,...More

Thank Ronald_jelle
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Its a nice and well maintained museum, and great for kids as well. They have quite a collection of articles that was used during the war time and I was surprised to see the Tipu Sultan's (was the King of Mysore, south India) belongings like...More

Thank Sathya10
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

This exhibition is a superb tribute to Scotland's very rich and proud military history. There are ample exhibits including, uniforms, weapons, medals as well as relics from both the World Wars. Staff are readily on hand to help with your visit and are incredibly approachable...More

Thank Rhys M
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