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National War Museum of Scotland
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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.
Basel, Switzerland
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Cool exhibits”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

Very interesting exhibits. We especially loved the old uniforms and weaponry. The different honorary medals were really interesting to see as well.

Visited March 2014
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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Better than the castle”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

The National War Museum is included in your admission to Edinburgh Castle. I went in just because it was there and did not expect to get much out of it. It was the best part of this attraction. An educational and sometimes emotional experience

Visited March 2014
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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“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 69 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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“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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