We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland
+44 300 123 6789
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites Exhibition at the National Museum of...
More Info
and up
Private Edinburgh Sightseeing and History Tour
More Info
and up
Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, science and technology, art, design and fashion, and Scottish history, all under one roof.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“natural history” (277 reviews)
“roof terrace” (248 reviews)
“all ages” (759 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland
Old Town
+44 300 123 6789
Write a Review
Reviews (13,742)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 11,356 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

You may think the Jacobites are a primary school subject and you know it all but the current exhibition at the Chambers Street museum tells you you're wrong! There is still so much to learn! A fascinating insight into the Stuart dynasty as well as...More

Thank Kirsty B
Reviewed yesterday

Well worth a visit to see the wide variety of objects on display including a very good section of Field Marshall Earl Haig. Friendly staff. Easy to reach on the Royal Mile.

Thank SueBish59
Reviewed yesterday

When visiting the museum, I wanted to start with the earliest history which meant the lowest level. I had the good fortune of running into a docent giving a group lecture who drew a line through history to modern Scotland, adding points of interest.

Thank Dee H
Reviewed yesterday

There's too much to see in one visit, but it's all laid out beautifully, with something for every interest. I spent a lot of time looking at the history of Scotland industry. The roof garden has great views.

Thank Blitzstein
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum is HUGE and filled with a great variety of exhibits both static and interactive. We spent 2 hours there but could easily have spent much longer. And all of this is free of charge!

Thank OlddogHK
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So interesting so much to explore and great place to fill time in Edinburgh city centre. Also great place to look at entire city from above

Thank Orlamacdonald
Reviewed yesterday

We took the free guided tour of the Scottish History and Archaeology wing from the Paleolithic to the Industrial Revolution. It was a great overview of the collection housed in the modern wing. The museum is enormous, you could spend an entire day and not...More

Thank trburkholder
Reviewed yesterday

A fabulous series of collections are on view in the marvellous exhibition spaces that includes the beautiful Grand Gallery. A number of fine pieces are to be seen here, including a Columbian Printing Press, named after the female personification of America, and an impressive lighthouse...More

Thank permia
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First of all, this museum is free. Even if it wasn't, it would be worth paying to get in. Huge selection of very interesting and interactive exhibits. Our kids loved it (7,10,11). Takes about 3-4 hours to get around properly as there is so much...More

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed yesterday

If you have any interest in history, or in Scotland, or in a number of other subjects, count on not having enough time at this place. There is an overwhelming amount of things to see and read about. My only criticism is that it is...More

Thank Ralph M
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
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
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
The Cellar Door
955 reviews
.07 miles away
279 reviews
.09 miles away
Tower Restaurant
1,285 reviews
.05 miles away
Greyfriars Bobby Bar
784 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Greyfriars Church
1,013 reviews
.10 miles away
Greyfriars Bobby Memorial
2,122 reviews
.08 miles away
Greyfriars Kirkyard
32 reviews
.11 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Briana F
July 3, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from lovefood2018 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, It says on their website under 'Plan Your Visit': 'Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted.' So if your dog is one of these it will be allowed in.
June 11, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Serendipityquest | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in the first f,our there is a very good restaurant with table service.