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National War Museum of Scotland

Edinburgh Castle Castle Hill | Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland
+44 300 123 6789
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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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+44 300 123 6789
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Reviewed 3 days ago

being a part of the Edinburgh castle itself, it saves time for visitors. Well maintained and meticulously planned.

Thank stwadhwa
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice museum that can keep you entertained for about an hour. Has some weapons in it and the usual uniform/WWI weapons/insignia collection that war museums must have. It's also free since you already paid 17 pounds just to get into the castle.

Thank Boboboss
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are short on time then enjoy the castle first.But if you allow the time then this is a very interesting museum to visit while in the castle. Lots of history and military equipment to see.

Thank C7883GImikeh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No pics allowed, and fairly serious atmosphere (obviously) but there is a lot to see as this place is fairly large. Kids can make it if you brief them beforehand that it's not a playground

Thank prtscsandiego
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The introduction video helps one understand the unique role of the military in the Scottish identity. It would be fantastic to have more information about the military from Robert the Bruce's time (or earlier) to really understand how this dedication to the military and sense...More

Thank Wes B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a very well set museum because after you complete the different halls and videos, you can understand the feelings of those soldiers that went to fight for their country !

Thank anagracielal2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did not realize that the Scots served on so many different fronts, even though they often fought against their own people.

Thank tomarco2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had not realized this building was inside the castle and it is a great memorial to the fallen Scott men over the years. Be forewarned no pics are allowed and you will need to take a mental picture of this moving memorial.

Thank Edelan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The National War Museum is located in the Edinburgh Castle. It is organized by military regiments which are the basic UK military unit. Each regimental unit has a display and books with names of soldiers from those units killed in major twentieth century conflicts, from...More

Thank jkriegsmann
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our visit to Edinburgh Castle, we stopped in the museum. There's a lot to see. My favourite part was definitely the old uniforms and clothing. It was neat to see the different fashions throughout Scottish history. I'm very interested in history, and if you...More

Thank CaitlinAnnC
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
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Yes, tattoo is an evening performance.