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Ranked #1 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Museums
Owner description: Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, science and technology, art and design and Scottish history, all... more » Owner description: Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, science and technology, art and design and Scottish history, all under one roof. « less
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Ranked #2 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
Category: Art Museums; Museums

Located in the heart of the city at the intersection of Princes Street and The Mound housing the national collection of fine art.  Entry is free although there are sometimes... more »

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Ranked #3 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Factory Tours; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Take a barrel ride as you actually become part of the whisky making process. Experience for yourself our regional whiskies... more » Owner description: Take a barrel ride as you actually become part of the whisky making process. Experience for yourself our regional whiskies and whether you like fruity, sweet or smoky flavours our experts will help you select your perfect dram.Enter the vault containing the world's largest collection of Scotch Whiskies and enjoy a special tutored nosing and tasting. Explore Scotland's whisky history from the very beginnings through to the global success of today. *Important access information* We are delighted to announce that our lift is currently being replaced, with a brand new facility available in the new year. Please be aware that from now until a proposed mid-March finish date for this extensive project, our lift will be closed. This will mean that our tour is inaccessible to wheelchair users, as it takes place over two levels. Our restaurant, Amber will also not be accessible, as it is situated on the lower ground floor. Our specialist whisky shop is at street level so will be unaffected « less
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Ranked #4 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
Category: Art Galleries; Museums
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Ranked #5 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Within the historic setting of Edinburgh Castle, accounts of battles lost and won are told through military artefacts and... 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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Ranked #6 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #7 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: Please note: while Modern One is being rehung for our upcoming GENERATION exhibition there's still an opportunity to catch... more » Owner description: Please note: while Modern One is being rehung for our upcoming GENERATION exhibition there's still an opportunity to catch our highly acclaimed JD Fergusson exhibition at Modern Two. Home to Scotland's outstanding national collection of modern and contemporary art, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art comprises two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two. Set in beautiful parkland close to the Water of Leith you can explore sculpture by major artists such as Ian Hamilton Finlay, Henry Moore, Rachel Whiteread and Barbara Hepworth. On permanent display is a fascinating recreation of Eduard Paolozzi's studio, as well as his 7.3M tall sculpture, Vulcan, that dominates the cafe. Also in Modern Two is The Stairwell Project, a large-scale, permanent work by 2009 Turner Prize winner Richard Wright.The collection at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art ranges from 1900s to the present day, including works by Matisse, Picasso, Vuillard and Dix, as well as a superb selection of paintings by Scottish artists such as Peploe, Fergusson, Gillies and Redpath. Also on display are postwar works by Bacon, Freud, Davie, Hockney and Leger and more recent pieces by Turner prize winning artists Richard Wright and Martin Creed, alongside Karla Black, Douglas Gordon and Tracey Emin to name a few. « less
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Ranked #8 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
Category: Museums

The Museum on the Mound's is a small museum associated with the Bank of Scotland traces the history of banking and money in Scotland with interesting side trips into crime... more »

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Ranked #9 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Museum of Edinburgh is the City’s treasure box - a maze of historic rooms crammed full of iconic objects from the... more » Owner description: The Museum of Edinburgh is the City’s treasure box - a maze of historic rooms crammed full of iconic objects from the Capital’s past. Find out about the history of Edinburgh from the earliest times to the present day. Discover more about the city, its people, crafts and trades and the beautiful objects they created.The Museum is also home to Foundation Edinburgh - The Story of a City, a fascinating and unique audiovisual presentation devoted to Edinburgh's turbulent history, from volcanic beginnings to modern day cultural Capital. « less
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Ranked #10 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Natural History Museums; Science Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Situated at the foot of Edinburgh’s spectacular Salisbury Crags, Our Dynamic Earth invites you on a journey back through... more » Owner description: Situated at the foot of Edinburgh’s spectacular Salisbury Crags, Our Dynamic Earth invites you on a journey back through space and time 15,000 million years ago. Fly over glaciers as they carve out the planet’s surface before outsmarting dinosaurs facing extinction. Feel the Earth move as a volcano explodes and experience the chill of Polar Ice. Embark on 4DVENTURE, Scotland’s only 4D experience, on an epic journey of contrasts. Touch, smell, feel the adventure as you fly from Polar regions to deep within the tropical rainforest.Plus, 360º Dome Films shown exclusively in the ShowDome. « less
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Ranked #11 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Writers' Museum in the 17th century Lady Stair's House, is dedicated to the lives and work of Scotland's great literary... more » Owner description: The Writers' Museum in the 17th century Lady Stair's House, is dedicated to the lives and work of Scotland's great literary figures, particularly Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. The rich collection of manuscripts, first editions and portraits is complemented by a series of personal exhibits that include Burns' writing desk and the Ballantyne Press on which Scott's Waverley novels were originally published. « less
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Ranked #12 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
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Owner description: Adults can indulge in a nostalgia-fest and children discover how their (not so) aged parents amused themselves as youngsters... more » Owner description: Adults can indulge in a nostalgia-fest and children discover how their (not so) aged parents amused themselves as youngsters in a world before video games. There’s a wholesomeness to the construction kits and embroidery sets that once kept little fingers busy in a world that embraced the notion of "Improving Sunday Toys," while train sets and dolls houses have enduring appeal. If the implacable stare of the massed ranks of a compendious collection of dolls becomes a little unnerving, there are dressing-up boxes, and regular organized activities to provide diversions. « less
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Ranked #13 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
Category: Museums
Owner description: Poetry for the Palace: Poets Laureate from Dryden to Duffy explores the role of the Poet Laureate over the last three and a... more » Owner description: Poetry for the Palace: Poets Laureate from Dryden to Duffy explores the role of the Poet Laureate over the last three and a half centuries and celebrates the halfway point of Carol Ann Duffy's Laureateship. This exhibition will bring together for the first time presentation volumes, original manuscripts, and annotated poetry from celebrated poets including Wordsworth, Tennyson and Hughes. « less
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Ranked #14 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: Home to Scotland’s outstanding national collection of modern and contemporary art, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern... more » Owner description: Home to Scotland’s outstanding national collection of modern and contemporary art, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art comprises two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two.Set in beautiful parkland close to the Water of Leith you can explore sculpture by major artists such as Ian Hamilton Finlay, Henry Moore, Rachel Whiteread and Barbara Hepworth, and discover the dramatic lawn at the front of the building, designed by landscape architect, Charles Jencks.The collection at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art ranges from 1900s to the present day, including works by Matisse, Picasso, Vuillard and Dix, as well as a superb selection of paintings by Scottish artists such as Peploe, Fergusson, Gillies and Redpath. Also on display are postwar works by Bacon, Freud, Davie, Hockney and Leger and more recent pieces by Turner prize winning artists Richard Wright and Martin Creed, alongside Karla Black, Douglas Gordon and Tracey Emin to name a few. « less
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Ranked #15 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
Category: Art Galleries; Museums
Owner description: Vietnam House Art Gallery was established in Edinburgh in 2011 by Tran Thi Le Giang, who also owns "Le Xuan Art Gallery" in... more » Owner description: Vietnam House Art Gallery was established in Edinburgh in 2011 by Tran Thi Le Giang, who also owns "Le Xuan Art Gallery" in Ho Chi Minh City. (Saigon) Est. 1989. She is also a member of HCMC Art Association.All exhibits are original paintings by well known Vietnamese artists. Le Giang has exhibited Vietnamese artists work all over the world for more than twenty years. « less
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Ranked #16 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Museums
Owner description: The Royal Observatory, Edinburgh is unique among UK scientific establishments in that it houses on a single site a university... more » Owner description: The Royal Observatory, Edinburgh is unique among UK scientific establishments in that it houses on a single site a university astronomy research group, an establishment of a UK Research Council and a Visitor Centre.The Visitor Centre is open for pre-booked groups and special events. Groups of 10 people or more can visit Monday - Thursday 10am - 7pm, and Friday 10am - 3pm.On Friday evenings we have our Public Astronomy Evenings, and from the end of October to end of March we have public talks each Monday evening.For full details of all our public events and how to book, please visit our website. « less
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Ranked #17 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
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Ranked #18 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Dating back to 1470, and now incorporated into the Scottish Storytelling Centre, John Knox House is one of Scotland's... more » Owner description: Dating back to 1470, and now incorporated into the Scottish Storytelling Centre, John Knox House is one of Scotland's greatest cultural treasures and is associated with the most dramatic events in Scotland's turbulent history. Located at The Netherbow, the halfway point on the Royal Mile and the site of Edinburgh's medieval gateway, the House was the home of James Mossman, goldsmith to Mary, Queen of Scots, and became known as the final residence of John Knox, the Protestant Reformer. On three floors, the exhibition highlights the building's beautiful craftsmanship and the stories of its famous inhabitants. Come close to the most dramatic conflicts in Scotland's history. Stand where they stood and hear the drama in their own words. The original Netherbow bell, cast in 1621, and a carved stone plaque from the Port (or Gate) have been reinstated in the Storytelling Centre's bell tower. We also offer Audio guides for £1 and you can also experience one of the Centre's bespoke tours of John Knox House and the surrounding Netherbow area. Opening times: Monday- Saturday 10am-6pm. The House is open on Sundays from 12-6pm in July and August. Admission prices: Adult - £5, Concession - £4, Children over 7 - £1, Children under 7 - Free. « less
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Ranked #19 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #20 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #21 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
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Ranked #22 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
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Ranked #23 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
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Ranked #24 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
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A leisure and shopping complex in Edinburgh's revamped port that includes a 12-screen movie theater.
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Ranked #25 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
Category: Military Museums; Museums
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Ranked #26 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
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Ranked #27 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
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Ranked #28 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #29 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
Category: Historic Sites; Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #30 of 37 Museums in Edinburgh
Category: Architectural Buildings; Specialty Museums; Museums
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