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“Brilliant way to spend the day” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland (Cowgate)
+44(0)300 1236789
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Ranked #6 of 207 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Museums
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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
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant way to spend the day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Excellent for adults and kids alike.....couldn't believe most of this is free to go around with so much to do and see!!

Visited March 2013
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“Ahuge museaum with loads to see and do...all FREE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Ive been to Edinburgh a number of times and have never been here before. The museum has loads going on and a brilliant 'hands on' science area to amuse children and adults alike. There is a vast amount of exhibits to suit all the family....and the best part is that its all free.
We fell upon it and had a couple of hours to kill so went in. After 2 hours we still hadnt seen/done everthing and had to leave before the parking ran out! We will definately be back.
The whole building is clean and airy with friendly staff to give information. The coffee shop has good coffee and lovely cakes amongst other things and prices are reasonable. But, it alos offers an area for people with picnics so families can keep the cost down

Visited March 2013
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“izzy/bazz Edinburgh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

what a delight to be able to acsess the National Museum for FREE!!! WHAT A TREAT, The guide was friendly,knew her stuff and was happy to answer all questions. Asking for a donation was acceptable as after seeing all this art on display for free made us show our appreciation as we left, who could not be impressed!!!!!!!!!!

Visited February 2013
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“Food at the museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The museum is fine! But do not eat at the cafe in the basement, though the place is clean and staff attentive the meal we had the other day was dreadful!

Visited March 2013
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“Its massive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Viking exhibition was excellent, plenty to see and do. Enormous place and there was tons that we missed

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