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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland
Old Town
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I had a wonderful time here. We both have very different interests when it comes to museums so we decided to split up for our 3.5 hour stay here. She first went to the roaming exhibition about the Jacobites and then the...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed yesterday

This is a great museum, children will love the interactive exhibits. The building is pretty amazing too!

Thank jabkent
Reviewed yesterday

I loved the museum, it's got something for everyone and its free!! It is definitely worth popping in if you've got sometime to spare. If you want to see all of it though you'll need a day.

Thank ultravioletmoon
Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic museum in a gorgeous building. We had travelled by train for the day and fortunately I had picked up one of the 2 for 1 leaflets in the station - these cover several attractions in Scotland and there are London/other regions versions too. This...More

Thank Gillian M
Reviewed yesterday

I loved the building, with it's soaring ceilings. The Jacobite exhibit is made with love and care and is brilliant!

Thank Rsars
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great museum. Could easily spend several days here. Well worth seeing if you're visiting Edinburgh! Beautifully designed building with exhibits of all types. We were fortunate to be there when the Bonnie Prince Charlie Exhibit was on and it was excellent.

Thank Britishcats
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very impressive museum. Has free admission, and deserves every penny of your donation. We visited it twice in a couple of days.

Thank BenedettaLuce
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was pleasantly surprised by the interior architecture. It was lovely. Recommend the free highlights tour. It's a great museum worth multiple visits. There is a place to eat lunch as well.

Thank littlemac4
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is on par with the Field Museum in Chicago. There are so many exhibits, it would take more than 3 hours to cover all of them. My favorite was Dolly the sheep. I had no idea Dolly is from Edinburgh. There is a...More

Thank Janet G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited for the third time with my young son. Great range of interactive exhibits for all ages. A particular favourite was the energy wheel on the fifth floor and the lego scale model of the entire museum on the third floor. The museum was not...More

Thank williamkay1974
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edundee
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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
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