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“Don't miss the nice view from the terrace” 4 of 5 stars
Review of National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland (Old Town)
443001236789
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Recommended
$21*
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City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #5 of 317 things to do in Edinburgh
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner 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
Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany
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“Don't miss the nice view from the terrace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

++ stunning view from terrace
+ friendly staff (helping and explaining things)

Other than that it is a museum where you can find a bit of everything (astronomy, stuffed animals, bits of scottish history etc.). Entry is free so there is no mistake in going there... I had (like others here mentioned before) also some trouble to find my way around but that is just a small drawback for me.

Visited November 2012
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“Interactive fun for the kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

I loved the new kids section, it includes heaps of tactile exhibits...cause kids just love to touch! My daughter loved the projection of fish. I loved the animals sections, still fun 30 years later!

Visited July 2012
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Charleston, Oregon, United States
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“So much!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

I enjoyed everything about this museum. I had to ask where Dolly the sheep was at, but the guide was friendly and seemed to anticipate that I might ask this question.

Visited January 2012
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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“My 8 y/o grandson loves this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

I've spent a lot of happy hours wandering around this museum with my grandson. Lot of kid friendly things to do. He loves it. Great refurbishment.

Visited August 2012
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“And it's free!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I love this place! It's so interesting & full of treasures & you can wander at your leisure! The geology section is particularly wonderful. The gift shop is great too :)

Visited November 2012
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