We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland
+44 300 123 6789
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$248,49*
and up
Edinburgh Rail Day Trip from London including Edinburgh Castle Entry and Hop-On...
More Info
US$573,96*
and up
Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
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%
Travellers talk about
“natural history” (345 reviews)
“roof terrace” (300 reviews)
“all ages” (939 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland
Old Town
CONTACT
Website
+44 300 123 6789
Ways to Experience National Museum of Scotland
from US$20,30
More Info
from US$248,50
More Info
from US$574,00
More Info
from US$306,60
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (16 796)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"natural history"
in 345 reviews
"roof terrace"
in 300 reviews
"all ages"
in 939 reviews
"few hours"
in 574 reviews
"free entry"
in 464 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
in 207 reviews
"rainy day"
in 513 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 333 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 308 reviews
"great for kids"
in 166 reviews
"on display"
in 230 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 182 reviews
"visiting edinburgh"
in 157 reviews
"royal mile"
in 138 reviews
"dolly"
in 353 reviews
"science"
in 609 reviews
"technology"
in 410 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 13 598 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

My husband chose this visit for the Scottish History, however, this museum has SO much more...science, space, nature, etc. We couldn't even get through the whole Scottish museum section let alone see everything else. It is truly amazing. Will definitely go back next time we...More

Thank cgiguere
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed today

Great building, great time and a lot of fantastic exhibits. National museum of Scotland it’s for everyone!

Thank Scotthighlander
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday

A beautiful building full of many great exhibits. I found moving around the Scottish history and Jacobite exhibitions somewhat disconnected, with little flow and obvious direction.

Thank AlagnaG
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the national Museum Of Scotland, that says it all, in that this place is stuffed to the rafters with exhibits. An half day in here is what you will need, just to do it any kind of justice. But whatever you do, you...More

Thank Tony G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday

Hadn't planned on visiting but wound up walking right by. Free (always nice) and not too crowded of a museum gem. Similar to the US Smithsonian Museum in comparable historical content/artifacts and interactive exhibits for children.

Thank mcmoscato
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went there to learn about Scotland. It is a grand museum and you could spend a week there and still not have learned all about Scotland. It also has traveling exhibitions. It is free.

Thank Gary M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday

Depends what you are looking for really but there is something for everyone here. I particularly enjoyed the "modern" exhibits of the Spectrum computer and such and the 1920's and 1930's phones. The exhibits are well spaced out and the building itself is light and...More

Thank Ghostcymru13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday

Great place to visit loads to see and do, and free entry! Parking not easy mind but good public transport (bus) links.

Thank Ali M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Museum itself is brilliant: something for everyone. This exhibition is about the recent history of Scottish pop featuring Scottish acts from Lonnie Donnegan to current stars such as Frank Ferdinand. Different media are used, so there are exhibits such as clothing and musical instruments...More

1  Thank Cate M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday

Excellent collection of paintings and sculpturs. Taking pictures is allowed as long as you are NOT using the flash. Beware of the signs for "NO PICTURE TAKING ALLOWED" in some of the exhibits.

Thank jguzon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
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
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 150 hotels in Edinburgh
Stay Central Hotel
1 710 reviews
.14 km away
Hotel du Vin & Bistro
1 186 reviews
.14 km away
Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge
2 680 reviews
.21 km away
Radisson Collection Hotel Royal Mile Edinburgh
3 089 reviews
.28 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Cellar Door
1 111 reviews
.12 km away
Brewdog
321 reviews
.14 km away
Paradise Palms
275 reviews
.12 km away
Tower Restaurant
1 415 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby Attractions
Greyfriars Kirkyard
209 reviews
.12 km away
Greyfriars Kirk
1 222 reviews
.13 km away
Greyfriars Bobby Memorial
2 612 reviews
.13 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
GeordieOzzie
9 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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!
2
Votes
julie e
7 April 2018|
Answer
Response from oshadhi19 | Reviewed this property |
we went a ghost town tour, it was organized by a someother company , sorry i cant remember . it was fun.
0
Votes
robmac68
18 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Tyler A | Reviewed this property |
It is free of charge but you can donate to the museum
0
Votes
;