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“Not really interested by the subject” 3 of 5 stars
Review of National War Museum of Scotland

National War Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Castle | Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland (Old Town)
0300 1236789
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Ranked #58 of 464 things to do in Edinburgh
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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.
Lyon, France
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“Not really interested by the subject”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Well, you will have to really like the subject to have the attention needed to follow this exposition. I was not, my friend niether. But, surprise, at the end, there is a section a really interesting section on amputees (way more interesting than looking at medals of war...)

Visited November 2012
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“a history tour for the kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We had an excellent day out here. The kids are studying history and this was a nice way to introduce them and keep them interested in modern history.within the Castle ,it was another dimension to their studies.Well worth the visit

Visited September 2012
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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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“Super museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

When in Edinburgh Castle take time out to see this super museum which is well displayed and grouped in various themes. There was an exhibition at the end about how service personnel cope with disability but I assume this is a temporary exhibition.

Visited November 2012
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Impressive and moving”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Well presnted, with a range of information to support the displays, all set in context. Everything a good museum should be.

Visited November 2012
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Lugano, Switzerland
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“Awesome exhibit, great museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This museum, housed on the Edinburgh Castle grounds, was a great find! I adored the exhibits, and learned a lot about Scottish military history. Definitely will visit again!

Visited October 2012
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