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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 #31 of 204 attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History 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... more » 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. « less
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Orlando, FL
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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Seattle, Washington
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

When you visit Edinburg Castle and admire its Grandeur and History set apart sufficient time to visit the Various Museums which are included in your entry fee. National War Museum showcases the heroic deeds of Scotts in Boers War and World War .You have an occasion to have a look at various Uniforms, Arms and Armor. The various citations and... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Nice to walk through. Don't know if I would pay extra for it but it's good as an add on to the castle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Loved seeing all the old dirks and broadswords, but also the more modern history. Well worth the time.

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Bangalore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This comes free with the castle visit and felt it was worth more. It has good amount of history stitched together on it. A good place if you are interested in war history.

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Townsend, Tennessee
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

To our group of Americans, the exhibits were a real history of the Scottish contribution to the British Army over the years. Apart from the obvious arms and uniforms, the personal mementoes added an unusual side to a military museum, and were much appreciated.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

For one entrance fee, one can visit several attractions inside the Castle. One of these attractions is the National War Museum of Scotland where the statue of the man in the horse is near its entrance. The exhibits include various pictures of soldiers, medals, highland bagpipes as war instruments, recognition awards, painting of a battle, etc. The message I got... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This museum located in back of the Castle gives a historical account of Scotland's brave who fought around the world for the British Empire and home for independence. The museum had emphasis on the big wars and some interesting exhibits on the Indian occupation and Boer wars. There was emphasis on the bag pipes and the kit of the Scottish... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Very interesting exhibits. We especially loved the old uniforms and weaponry. The different honorary medals were really interesting to see as well.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The National War Museum is included in your admission to Edinburgh Castle. I went in just because it was there and did not expect to get much out of it. It was the best part of this attraction. An educational and sometimes emotional experience

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