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“Excellent place to visit”

National Museum of Scotland
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$21.42*
and up
City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #4 of 428 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, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed October 26, 2013

Lots of contents ranging from the geographic background to the history of Scotland.
Also got a lot of interactive sections which are great for kids.
And at the end of the day, it is free!

Thank alankwso
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Loved the interactive elements including the f1 car simulator. Fascinating skeletons of dinosaurs and other animals. The museum is so varied from science, animals, human era progression, medieval times with lots to look at and experience. The history is interested and displayed in a digestible way for all ages. I loved the building and its grandness as well as the mix of old history and new. While there they had an activity aimed at children where they could dress up and hear talks about life many years ago.
I recommend this to everyone exp as its free and you could spend half a day there having fun.

Thank EmmaJayneHayden
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

After a disappointing time at Dynamic Earth we were looking for something to fill the rest of the day only wish we had come here first so much to do and our 6 year old loved it plus it was free so even better. Recommend a visit.

Thank Catriona S
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Fabulous exhibitions but rooms very dark at times, presumably to preserve colours and conditions. The learning zones are fantastic and reach out to adults as well as children.

Thank Anniel771
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Could have spent the whole day there...fantastic exhibits, great fun for adults and kids alike :) All English maps for the Museum were gone...only foreign translation ones left so unfortunately we got a bit lost! Loved it.

Thank Teacup11
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