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National War Museum of Scotland

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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...more
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Edinburgh Castle Castle Hill | Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As this museum is located within the Edinburgh Castle, you will be unable to visit it unless you are visiting the Castle. If you aren't interested in seeing the rest of the Castle complex then paying the entry fee just for this museum isn't worth...More

Thank RangeR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is yet another hidden gem inside the Edinburgh Castle complex. It is included in the price of admission and contains a wide variety of educational and interesting exhibits and items from Scottish military history. Don’t miss it.

Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We just randomly lucked across this jewel. One of the better war museums I've been to. Thorough description of Scotland's contribution to the growth of the British empire in the 18 and 19th centuries. Amazing paintings of some of Scotland's greatest actions in support of...More

Thank Levi N
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Located within the castle, this museum is quite extensive and worth a visit. Lots to see and take an interest in.

Thank waldorf53
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

This is a great look at Scotlands war history you can spend a good deal of time here as there are a lot of good exhibits with quite a lot to read and a potted history film showing. A little dark around some exhibits but...More

1  Thank seafarer20162016
Reviewed July 5, 2018

My son loves military stuff, especially WWII, but he was fascinated by the kilt military uniforms worn preWWI.

Thank melaidac2018
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

This museum was the highlight of our visit to Edinburgh castle. There was much more to see here than I had anticipated based on other sites at the castle. Extensive displays with a quality offering of impressive artifacts, story boards, small arms artifacts, uniforms, personal...More

Thank live2hike
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

This is part of the Edinburgh Castle, free admission. It is a creative idea to center the exhibitions around the objects of different people, some famous and some not, and create context around these, but we could not go with the story. Some of the...More

Thank Anfrist
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The National War Museum is located in side of Edinburgh Castle. This museum honors the Scottish Heroes who have gone into battle.

Thank LUCKY J
Reviewed June 8, 2018

Most of tourists in Edinburgh end up in Castle area, so avoid those long queues and go there first thing in the morning. After entrance fee, everything else is free, like this great War Museum for all history fans. There is so much to see...More

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labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
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visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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