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National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland (Cowgate)
+44(0)300 1236789
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Ranked #4 of 197 attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, science and technology, art and design and Scottish history, all under one roof.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Sheffield
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A great mixture of informative and entertaining. Too much for a single visit so probably a good idea to pick a couple of specific areas. Quite a bit of interactive stuff for children and adults too.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

As I live inE dinburgh I have visited this mueum on several occasions . I always find something new, Well worth a visit. Good selection of Scottish artifacts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Well as a father of six kids it's not easy to keep them all happy but a day out at the museum hits the spot always plenty to see and do great for kids and parents and only a short walk to princess street and places to eat near by

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

After a long refurbishment, it was closed for over 2 years it is an a must visit now There are lots of artefacts of Scottish historical interest.There is no charge for entrance but donations are very welcome. Really central location near Royal Mile.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I have been a few times over the past 20 years with my children and now my grandchildren also enjoy the museum. It is an azazing place and completely free of charge . We even took in a picnic and ate it on the roof top. It is a place you can return to and always find something of interest.... More

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Udsholt, Frederiksborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Simply amazing - enough to see for a day. History - and just now an exhibition about the mamooths of the ice age.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It can be expensive to keep families entertained in Edinburgh however we thought the museum was great and it kept us out of the rain for a few hours. Would visit again as we don't think we experienced all it has to offer.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I visited the museum for the first time last week with my family who's ages ranged from 8 to 80 and we all had a fantastic time. The museum is housed in a fabulous building and is well laid out with so much to see and do. Thankfully there are lots of seats dotted around and a few different venues... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I've been going here for years. the range of exhibits will astound you, if it is miserable outside, give it the whole day and have lunch there as well. This is one of Edinburgh's highlights. The art Galleries are there as well, the Royal, the National, the National Portrait. Take them all in

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This isn't just excellent for children but as adults my partner and myself had a great time and was so interesting. We spent hours inside and will definitely be visiting again in the near future. Highly recommended

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