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Review of National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland
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$64.27*
and up
Private Edinburgh Sightseeing and History Tour
Ranked #4 of 383 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: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Fort St. John, Canada
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185 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“so much to see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

Over all there is something for everyone..It's free and you and your family can easily pass an entire rainy afternoon including having lucng in one of the two ( maybe three?) places to eat.
The museum is very interactive.. clean and beautiful and easy to find on foot.

Visited June 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Brilliant way to spend the day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

Excellent for adults and kids alike.....couldn't believe most of this is free to go around with so much to do and see!!

Visited March 2013
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seaham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Ahuge museaum with loads to see and do...all FREE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

Ive been to Edinburgh a number of times and have never been here before. The museum has loads going on and a brilliant 'hands on' science area to amuse children and adults alike. There is a vast amount of exhibits to suit all the family....and the best part is that its all free.
We fell upon it and had a couple of hours to kill so went in. After 2 hours we still hadnt seen/done everthing and had to leave before the parking ran out! We will definately be back.
The whole building is clean and airy with friendly staff to give information. The coffee shop has good coffee and lovely cakes amongst other things and prices are reasonable. But, it alos offers an area for people with picnics so families can keep the cost down

Visited March 2013
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Dumbarton, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“izzy/bazz Edinburgh”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

what a delight to be able to acsess the National Museum for FREE!!! WHAT A TREAT, The guide was friendly,knew her stuff and was happy to answer all questions. Asking for a donation was acceptable as after seeing all this art on display for free made us show our appreciation as we left, who could not be impressed!!!!!!!!!!

Visited February 2013
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Eyemouth
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“Food at the museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

The museum is fine! But do not eat at the cafe in the basement, though the place is clean and staff attentive the meal we had the other day was dreadful!

Visited March 2013
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