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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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“natural history” (343 reviews)
“roof terrace” (302 reviews)
“all ages” (937 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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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"natural history"
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"roof terrace"
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"all ages"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"beautiful building"
in 306 reviews
"great for kids"
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"on display"
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in 332 reviews
"great place to visit"
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"royal mile"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing variety in the exhibition. Whether you care for dinosaurs, old locomotives or medieval Scotland you’ll find it there. My 5 year old son loved it. Allow plenty of time.

Thank Marie G
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Reviewed yesterday

You could easily spend all day here learning about the history of Scotland.. Lots to see, and well curated. Excellent gift shop, too.

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Reviewed yesterday

We didnt have time to see anything like all of the exhibits. However what we did see was very well presented and interpreted with a decent level of interaction. There must be something for everyone here. Allow plenty of time, or plan to re-visit We...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My teenager and I had a fine time looking around at selected exhibits while Mom shopped. That’s the way to do it. During a holiday, you should split up some of the time to do some things that are of greater interest to just part...More

Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic museum. A combination of science, technology and history of Scotland. We could easily spend there 2-3 days

Thank Patricia M
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a few hours here with granddaughter... It's a fantastic place with interactive displays... Wonderful

Thank zookro
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I usually love museums and if you’re a resident of Scotland or Edinburgh, this would be a great place. However for a foreign tourist this museum suffers horribly from extreme miscellany and a lack of organized curation. Nothing is contextualized, no story is told, interesting...More

Thank Wyfl
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been to the Museum a few times now and visited most recently the rip it up exhibition. It was very entertaining and informative with lots of film documentaries and music tracks as well as other band memorabilia. It made it fun to learn...More

Thank Elyssa V
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Large free museum showcasing Scottish history as well as other cultures. Highlights include Dolly, the first cloned animal and the Arthur Seat coffins. The museum is quite easy to access but the modern extension is designed in a rather confusing way.

Thank David L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a wonderful afternoon here. Amazing modern art. Well displayed. You can see so many wonderful pieces. Highly recommend.

Thank Dorissa M
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Mr Jeremy W
24 July 2018|
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Response from MsKiplings | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I don’t know, I’d assume guide dogs would be allowed
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Peabrain2013
28 June 2018|
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Response from donnakebab1 | Reviewed this property |
We went on a hot day. It was not fully air con and felt a bit stuffy but not nearly as bad as outside. Lots of enclosed areas to keep cool
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GeordieOzzie
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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