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“Shame we ran out of time ”

National Museum of Scotland
Ranked #2 of 446 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, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Edinburgh on a day trip, unfortunately we didn’t have time to look around the entire museum. What we did see was great. Children aged 8 and 5 loved it! It’s a very clean and open museum with plenty of displays! It was a bank holiday weekend but it didn’t feel overcrowded at all. Free entry is always a bonus! Disappointed we didn’t have more time, you need at least half a day to go round it! If we visit Edinburgh again we will go back and finish it off!

Thank emma s
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You'll need at least half a day to do this place justice, and probably longer. Everything you ever wanted to know about Scotland is contained within, and quite a bit you didn't know you wanted to know but are glad you found out

Thank KevinSadler2364
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous place to visit on a rainy or hot day, free entry and plenty to do and see for the children and adults. Has a bit of everything for everyone- fashion, cars, animals , planes, dinosaurs, art

It’s great

1  Thank Ashley H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A large but manageable museum mainly in an historic building but with a modern extension. We started from the roof terrace to get a view of the city and worked down the floors. It’s an eclectic selection from the Lewis chess pieces through to Tim Peake’s space capsule (here for a few months) via Vivienne Westwood clothes. Something for everyone. Pleasant cafe too. Plan on a couple of hours for a decent look around.

Thank Andy Wilson
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a place fantastic we went with a 14 year old and loved it !! It is over many floors with lifts if needed we were choosy which exhibits we went and looked at, my son particular enjoyed the science part. We would definitely recommend and it’s free we did not eat here as the brassiere seemed a little dear from lunch so went out side and ate in a cafe, only to find on the second floor there was also a cafe.

Thank houghmrssharonh
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