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National War Museum of Scotland

Edinburgh Castle | Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
0300 1236789
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Ranked #28 of 156 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Within the historic setting of Edinburgh Castle, accounts of battles lost and won are told through...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

A very sombre part of the Edinburgh Castle tour. Beautiful sentiments, plaques and a feeling of sadness. Respect.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We spent a significant chunk of our time at Edinburgh Castle exploring the National War Museum of Scotland. It houses uniforms, insignia, weapons, military decorations and honors, and many other items pertaining to the Scottish military and its place in the world. I particularly enjoyed the different examples of military recruitment posters and the uniforms. There is also a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

this is the best part of the castle, spent hours in this building , the monumental stonework is brilliant, also volumes and volumes of memorial books listing the fallen of many wars worldwide, both past and present, makes you feel quite emotional when reading through some of the entries.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It's a very nice small museum nice to saw this place kids enjoyed well thr hope will visit again had great time spend there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We actually visited Edinburgh back in 2012 and I thoroughly enjoyed this little museum, very interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

This small national war museum was well done and the curator(s) deserve a lot of credit. They were able to pack an incredible amount of information and exhibits into a space that seemed inadequate to hold it all. Well laid out and well presented, it is worth the visit (especially once you've already paid to get into the castle). Visiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This comes part of your ticket to Edinburgh castle and it's definitely a museum to visit, it has brilliant displays to view, and is great for kids and adults alike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Its not to be missed during the castle visit, world war i memorial shows all those who sacrificed thier lives. Very well done and this shows even today its remembered. Well photographs are not allowed and please respect it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

A great little museum that gives you a insight into the military history of Scotland. As it is in Edinburgh Castle, you do have to pay to get in there but the castle and the museum are worth more than the £16 it is for an adult to get in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This excellent museum is all the way up at Edinburgh Castle. There is a very strong emphasis, in a very good video, on the prideful and professional military support that the Scottish army men provided to other countries with whom Scotland was allied. Allow 30 minutes for a quick walk through, and probably 2-3 hours if you want to read... More 

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