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“Weekend visit”

National War Museum of Scotland
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$37.52*
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Skip-the-Line Edinburgh Castle Walking Tour
Ranked #43 of 402 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 how conflicts, both at home and abroad, have shaped Scotland's image and reputation over the centuries.
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Weekend visit”
Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

The exhibits were great, huge detail and interesting historical facts only improvement would be a more obvious narrative

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“moving”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

Like the castle museum itself, I found the war museum tried to put you into the shoes of the ordinary serving man, giving you a glimpse into the everyday hardships and fears they had to face.
On top of this you had the regulation harrowing stories of heroism and captured trophies, as well as equipment down the ages.
The museum entry is included in the Castle price, so well worth a visit if you're there.

Visited February 2014
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Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Excellent museum”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

Recently took a group of Higher HIstory students for a visit and workshop connected to National War Memorial. Workshop was extremely interesting - recommend to other schools, and the fee is reasonable. Exhibitions interesting (war / weapons not really my interest, but necessary), esp. current / recent Arctic Convoys one.

Visited December 2013
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Awesome! ”
Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

This place is tucked in a corner of Edinburgh Castle! Fantastic exhibits and a good little video to watch! The pieces are in great condition and are accompanied by lots of information!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“interesting to see military history of a nation through the ages”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

Plenty to see in here with loads of exhibits.

Some excellent informative panels throughout.

From the exhibits and background historical info you really picked up on how the military forms part of the Scottish identity.

Well worth some of your time

Visited December 2013
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