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“Fantastic Museum” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland
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$63.59*
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Private Edinburgh Sightseeing and History Tour
Ranked #4 of 391 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, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
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“Fantastic Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

If you're in Edinburgh, this is a must-see. It's gone through massive renovations in recent years - and it's definitely one of the most impressive museums I've been to in Britain.

Nice little cafe as well, with some very tasty cakes. Even if you're not interested in the displays, go to the top for great views of Edinburgh.

Visited February 2014
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“Newly renovated”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

The last time we were in Scotland this museum was closed for renovation so we stopped in to see the completed article. They have done a spectacular job with this place, the main hall is now light, bright and airy- a sight to behold. An amazing free day out, not to be missed.

Visited February 2014
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“Go on the free tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

Met our friendly tour guide at 11 o'clock in the vaulted entrance hall (which took a bit of finding). You need someone who knows her onions when you are faced with such a large building. Her humour and expertise gave us a taster. (I've come to the conclusion that a 3 day break in Edinburgh is not enough to take in all the delights of the city!)

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“Exceptional value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014

We spent all day in this museum and all for free! Nice cafe area and so much to see both for adults and children - lots of interactive displays. Well worth the visit

Visited February 2014
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“Quick but great visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

Interactive attractions great (for kids and adults), displays and building amazing! Needed another day to get round it all! Loved the universe film

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