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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” (305 reviews)
“roof terrace” (261 reviews)
“all ages” (811 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland
Old Town
+44 300 123 6789
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Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting museum - well laid out and easy to follow all aspects of Scottish history, industry and achievements.

Thank john2030
Reviewed yesterday

Love this place. one side is the history of scotland that is very interactive and the other is a science and technology museum. Best of all it is free. So you can go and come as you please. I will be back.

Thank tfizzle
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My mistake was showing up here at 3pm. I should have arrived at 9am. There is so much to see from the history of Scotland and its people to natural/animal history to interactive and educational lessons/exhibits on technology to the history of other cultures/people from...More

1  Thank backpacker31
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum is quite interesting, lots of varied exhibits. Plan to spend a full day because the exhibits are extensive. Very nice gift shop.

Thank mahowe56
Reviewed yesterday

What a wonderful collection! Everything from Arctic drilling sketches to formula cars, fashion, architecture and artifacts from the Scottish royalty. We wish we had saved much more time to spend a half a day here. Can't wait to get back and catch up on what...More

Thank EsterG
Reviewed yesterday

Great interactive museum, especially for children. I love the UK's attitude toward making museums free to the public. There was a charge for the Jacobite exhibition, but otherwise very manageable. The roof top terrace was a big plus, the views of Edinburgh are stunning. I...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed yesterday

Such an interesting museum with SO much to see and do. hardly made a dent in the 2 hours we spent here. Will definitely be going back a few times to do the rest.

Thank Eilz98
Reviewed yesterday

I often pop in the museum, either on my own or with family and friends. There's always a family buzz, with plenty to explore in a fabulous building. Highly recommend for families.

Thank BlotOnTheLandscape
Reviewed yesterday

Visiting the National Museum of Scotland was already on our agenda before I learned of the Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition. The exhibition was very well presented and I learned a great deal from it. After going through the exhibit, we leisurely wandered...More

Thank Dawn L
Reviewed yesterday

We were amazed at all this museum had to offer and it was free. We only had a few hours, but could have spent a full day there.

Thank Dee S
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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Leeanne C
14 October 2017|
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Response from Galed A | Reviewed this property |
its all free apart from food and drink plus any special shows u want to attend.
21 September 2017|
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Response from Janet G | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do.
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Response from Alison_Jim | Reviewed this property |
The parking is fairly mad, to be fair. If you drive along Chambers Street, you may be lucky enough to get a space, depending on the time of day. Failing that, your best bet is to head towards the Commonwealth Pool (grabbing... More