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National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland (Cowgate)
+44(0)300 1236789
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Ranked #5 of 207 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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 older children, Activities for young children
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

this museum is amazing - the sheer size of it is overwhelming!!! exhibits are well thought out and in a good order, and the childrens interactive area is amazing! Loved the mummies and the historical displays. spend the day here and take your time and take the kids!!

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Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The National Museum has a plethora of fascinating exhibits and free tours that are well worth taking. I didn't have as much time as I would have liked and visited during a school holiday period which made things crowded. Allow at least four hours and take the tour to get your bearings and to decide what you what to study... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We could not believe the diversity of the exhibits contained within the museum. Something for everyone and not enough time in one day to do it justice. Lovely views from the 7th floor and the cafe is good too. A good day for children if the weather is bad, plenty of interactive displays. A really good visit.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

So well curated, so well arranged and aimed at the right level. You must go and visit. I liked the space in the atrium very much. The ability to be able to touch many of the exhibits, feeling the rocks. I would love to visit again and bring my grandsons to see this magnificent place.

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cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibit, it was very diverece and included art from both Scotland and mainland Europe.

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edinburgh
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

First time around after the refurbishment 3 years ago, love the new layout. Went to see the Ming Exhibition thought that was a wee bit pricey for what was there.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A wonderful museum with many interactive exhibits and very knowledgeable docents. The view from the rooftop was incredible to see the city in 360 degrees. And the entire experience was FREE!

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

What is not to like about a free museum right in town. Beware they were on strike 1:30-2:30 each day we were there.

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Muirhead, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Great place to spend a few hours especially with kids. Lots to see and do, some hands on experiments, and a nice little cafe to enjoy a cup of tea and tunnocks teacake.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is a free attraction that is suitable for all ages. You will be amazed, intrigued and spend hours here. Kids also love it.

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