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National Museum of Scotland

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Address: Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland
Phone Number: +44(0)300 1236789
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Description: Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, science and...
Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, science and technology, art and design and Scottish history, all under one roof.
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an absolute must-see in Edinburgh!

Unfortunately, we had just a couple of hours here. What a spectacular building with a huge array of exhibits that approach Scotland from diverse perspectives: design & decor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately, we had just a couple of hours here. What a spectacular building with a huge array of exhibits that approach Scotland from diverse perspectives: design & decor, history, nature, industry, politics...... Many child-friendly aspects as well. Follow up your visit with a whiskey or pint at Sandy Bell's very close by -- an old pub with live music.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

There was a lot to see. You can spend a lot of time here but unless you are interesting in all kinds of displays it is not as interesting as some of the other things to see in Edinburgh

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

One of the best museums we've ever seen. Five floors of well presented exhibits (geology, history, science, technology). Free entry, nice cafe. Easy walk from the Royal Mile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The museum is free to visit and is simply amazing. I spent hours here and never even scratched the surface.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I took my daughter for a birthday treat and one of her favourite places was the national museum of Scotland, it is full of artifacts, lots of information and you can easily spend a full day here! We all lived it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Definitely needs at least a few hours to see everything, but well worth taking the time to enjoy it all. Full of interesting things, and an absolute must at some point in everyone's life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very nice, spread out, well presented and comprehensive....but be aware...most is natural history and for kids. I was fortunate to be directed to the history of Scotland area which is on one end and spread across 5 or 6 floors. Spent a couple hours reading, looking, learning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing!!! You have to go and see this place it is huge! Take the family as you will find something for everyone

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very dissapointed, free maps do not help when you are looking for specifics and I found it difficult to find specific areas of interest even after asking guides.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I visit Scotland every year in the Fall and this Place is my No.1 place to see every time! I spend at least 3 hours here soaking in their history.

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Additional Information about National Museum of Scotland

Address: Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland
Phone Number: +44(0)300 1236789
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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