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“Great museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland (Old Town)
+44(0)300 1236789
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City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #4 of 472 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.
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Balcony cafe great best coffee in Edinburgh, great coffee art. The brassiere on the lower level was appalling service but food slightly made up for this. Still wouldn't use again. The museum was brilliant but some parts were like a maze others were more clear. The roof terrace offered amazing views over Edinburgh, would definitely recommend going up to see it.

Visited February 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good even on a bad day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Went to look at the medieval Scotland side. The Museum is large and consists of a Scottish side and an International (including Scotland in part). I learnt plenty and saw much about medieval Scotland and in particular Norse Vikings. I also recommend the free guided tours which summarise the main things about what you could have seen. To see the whole musuem would take far too long and too much mental effort but three hours will enable you to see enough and enjoy it.

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Go to the Terrace!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The best part of this vibrant and exhaustive museum is neither the taxidermied lions nor the excellent art galleries - but the terrace atop the building on floor 7. On a clear day, you can see for miles around the city (including a supreme view of Edinburgh castle!). Plus, it's free. Sometimes i just pop in here now to take my lunch and drink in the sites.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“terrific experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

The museum is pretty large and covers all kind of interests. From ancient findings to modern science. Very often it hosts exhibitions dedicated to different areas and eras.

Would definitely recommend it.

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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“Great Museum to Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

very well spaced out building with several floors- one needs to allow time to view all the exhibits & appreciate this Museum

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