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“Wonderful Museum for everyone!”

National Museum of Scotland
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Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus
Ranked #4 of 404 things to do in Edinburgh
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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, design and fashion, and Scottish history, all under one roof.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Texas City, Texas
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88 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Wonderful Museum for everyone!”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

We did a free tasters 1 hr tour. Great way to see some highlights of each gallery and went back to see items in depth that caught our children's eyes. There is really so much to see under one roof! Great place to spend a couple of hours on a rainy day. Must see for an Edinburgh tourist!

Visited February 2013
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Beautiful museum”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

And free...what a lot of wonderful learning, especially love the costume areas for kids. Nice cafe as well and gorgeous gift shop.

Visited March 2012
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“First class”
Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

An amazing building with a terrific selection of displays. An ideal attraction for all ages. Good restaurants as well

1 Thank John L
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“amazing collection”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

A huge collection, well curated. We seem to find something new every visit.
Gets very very busy (and noisy) at the weekends though, and the catering is now over-priced.

Visited February 2013
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Inverness, Scotland
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“The best museum anywhere...ever”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Visited the mueum over Christmas while staying in Edinburgh and had a great time. You get lost easily... but that isn't important at all as every turn brings something new.The building is superb and the freedom to allow young children to roam, run about and learn is heartening... few msueums have this feeling of life and of people actually enjoying their visit.

We used to bring our children here 35 years ago when we visited Edinburgh and they enjoyed it then; the exhibits and layout may have changed, but the concept of an indoor learning zone-come-playpark for youngsters hasn't. Fantasic place for an hour or several.

Visited December 2012
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