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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 #25 of 197 attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Basel, Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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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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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The exhibits were great, huge detail and interesting historical facts only improvement would be a more obvious narrative

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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52 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Like the castle museum itself, I found the war museum tried to put you into the shoes of the ordinary serving man, giving you a glimpse into the everyday hardships and fears they had to face. On top of this you had the regulation harrowing stories of heroism and captured trophies, as well as equipment down the ages. The museum... More

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Scotland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Recently took a group of Higher HIstory students for a visit and workshop connected to National War Memorial. Workshop was extremely interesting - recommend to other schools, and the fee is reasonable. Exhibitions interesting (war / weapons not really my interest, but necessary), esp. current / recent Arctic Convoys one.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This place is tucked in a corner of Edinburgh Castle! Fantastic exhibits and a good little video to watch! The pieces are in great condition and are accompanied by lots of information!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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73 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Plenty to see in here with loads of exhibits. Some excellent informative panels throughout. From the exhibits and background historical info you really picked up on how the military forms part of the Scottish identity. Well worth some of your time

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Make sure you have plenty time to visit when you go to the castle. Spent 2 hours here. Absolutely full of great stuff to see.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Lots of art, armor and armament well displayed to walk you through the military history of Scotland...emphasis is on service to King and Country.

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

When you are visiting the Edinburgh Castle, make sure that you also reserve some times to visit this National War Museum of Scotland. All the stories of the brave Scottish heroes are told here .......

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