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“Great museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland
Book In Advance
$60*
and up
Private Edinburgh Sightseeing and History Tour
Ranked #5 of 334 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Ripon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Balcony cafe great best coffee in Edinburgh, great coffee art. The brassiere on the lower level was appalling service but food slightly made up for this. Still wouldn't use again. The museum was brilliant but some parts were like a maze others were more clear. The roof terrace offered amazing views over Edinburgh, would definitely recommend going up to see it.

Visited February 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good even on a bad day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Went to look at the medieval Scotland side. The Museum is large and consists of a Scottish side and an International (including Scotland in part). I learnt plenty and saw much about medieval Scotland and in particular Norse Vikings. I also recommend the free guided tours which summarise the main things about what you could have seen. To see the whole musuem would take far too long and too much mental effort but three hours will enable you to see enough and enjoy it.

Visited February 2013
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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Go to the Terrace!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The best part of this vibrant and exhaustive museum is neither the taxidermied lions nor the excellent art galleries - but the terrace atop the building on floor 7. On a clear day, you can see for miles around the city (including a supreme view of Edinburgh castle!). Plus, it's free. Sometimes i just pop in here now to take my lunch and drink in the sites.

Visited February 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“terrific experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

The museum is pretty large and covers all kind of interests. From ancient findings to modern science. Very often it hosts exhibitions dedicated to different areas and eras.

Would definitely recommend it.

Visited February 2013
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great Museum to Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

very well spaced out building with several floors- one needs to allow time to view all the exhibits & appreciate this Museum

Visited February 2013
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