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National Museum of Scotland: Tours & Tickets

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Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, science and technology, art, design and fashion, and Scottish history, all under one roof.
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Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, Scotland
Old Town
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There's so much to see here that it could take all day, but the parts I enjoy the most cover the early history of Scotland from the neolithic to Industrial Age.
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Excellent museum, plenty to see and do there. It's free to get in and perfect for a wet and windy day
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We visited because of heavy rain in Edinburgh. What a good decision,there is everything to see for all ages. We joined a guided tour,one of 3 in the day. The Millenium Clock caught the eye and after a pleasant lunch on the 3rd floor restaurant (there are 2 others) we did our own
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The exhibits tell the natural, industrial, and cultural history of Scotland. The place is huge. It will take you more than a couple of hours to do it justice. I left happy, exhausted and looking for a pint of refreshment.
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Lots of things to see from Animals to Egyptian Mummies, a great day well spent, also there is a small cafeteria just in case you want to sit down for a coffee. Worth a visit because it's fun for all the family and it is also free but donations are welcome. GREAT !
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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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