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“Better than the castle” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National War Museum of Scotland

National War Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Castle | Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
0300 1236789
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Ranked #28 of 156 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: History Museums, Museums
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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.
Cape Coral, Florida
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“Better than the castle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The National War Museum is included in your admission to Edinburgh Castle. I went in just because it was there and did not expect to get much out of it. It was the best part of this attraction. An educational and sometimes emotional experience

Visited March 2014
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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“Weekend visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The exhibits were great, huge detail and interesting historical facts only improvement would be a more obvious narrative

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“moving”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Like the castle museum itself, I found the war museum tried to put you into the shoes of the ordinary serving man, giving you a glimpse into the everyday hardships and fears they had to face.
On top of this you had the regulation harrowing stories of heroism and captured trophies, as well as equipment down the ages.
The museum entry is included in the Castle price, so well worth a visit if you're there.

Visited February 2014
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Scotland
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“Excellent museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Recently took a group of Higher HIstory students for a visit and workshop connected to National War Memorial. Workshop was extremely interesting - recommend to other schools, and the fee is reasonable. Exhibitions interesting (war / weapons not really my interest, but necessary), esp. current / recent Arctic Convoys one.

Visited December 2013
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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“Awesome! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This place is tucked in a corner of Edinburgh Castle! Fantastic exhibits and a good little video to watch! The pieces are in great condition and are accompanied by lots of information!

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