National Museum Of Scotland

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, United Kingdom, EH1 1JF
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-3001236789
  • Fax: +44-01312204819
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Sculpture, Social, Arts, Museums
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The National Museum of Scotland was founded in 1985, and is seriously massive.

Five incredible floors of attractions will keep you hooked for hours. The layout is almost addictive and stuffed with bite sized bits of information, so you’re never overwhelemed. The Grand Gallery was inspired by the Crystal Palace and contrasts the Renaissance design of the rest of the building.

From the Scottish Galleries that guide visitors through the history of Scotland, to the science and technology section, complete with the taxidermy form of Dolly the Sheep, and from being greeted by Jackie Stewarts car to being waved off by a T-Rex, the National Museum of Scotland has something for everyone.

Astonomy, geology, biology, space-ology… the museum simply doesn’t run out of stuff. There’s even a section for weapon collections like the sculptured stones, Bute maser, Whitecleuch Chain and many more.

Bring the kids!

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  • The Mary Queen Of Scots exhibition for GBP 9 is rumoured to be something special.
  • There are good restaurants and cafe’s nearby, but you’re allowed to bring your own picnic.
  • Be willing to spend upto five hours for the best experience.
  • The contrasting building architecture and the vast collections truly make for an informative tour.

  • Closed on occasion.

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  • National Museum Of Scotland Address: Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, United Kingdom, EH1 1JF
  • National Museum Of Scotland Contact Number: +44-3001236789
  • National Museum Of Scotland Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • National Museum Of Scotland Price: Free
  • Time required to visit National Museum Of Scotland: 03:00 Hrs
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  • Website: http://www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/national_museum.aspx
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  • 56.47% of people who visit Edinburgh include National Museum Of Scotland in their plan

  • 77.96% of people start their National Museum Of Scotland visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see National Museum Of Scotland

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

84.27% of people prefer walking in order to reach National Museum Of Scotland

People normally club together Greyfriars Kirkyard and The Scott Monument while planning their visit to National Museum Of Scotland.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • This was an incredible Museum! I did not have enough time to fully explore it but enjoyed my short visit. It is free to enter although they do ask for a donation. It has lots of exhibits including the history of Scotland, a fashion exhibition and much more. It is very impressive to walk through and I imagine it is a kids dream. They have a huge room with all sorts of interactive activities which looked like a lot of fun!

  • Great section about the history of Scotland, very enjoyable! I think if they made a 'trail' to follow for this, it would improve the experience, as it wasn't clear where to start each section. Other than that, the sections on the Jacobite Rebellions were full of rich detail, with great pieces to look at! And it's all for free!? Please do donate as it is such a great place.

  • Absolutely fantastic museum. We visited with not a lot of time to spare before catching a train, and both said we can't wait to return and bring the kids with us! Could easily spend the whole day wandering through to see everything. Lots of hands on exhibits too. Wonderful!

  • A lot and lots to see and experience. Some of the stuffs will bring back the school days memories. Entry is free. It's really amazing how they have maintained such a big museum by running it for free. Good for people of all age.

  • I was pleasantly surprised by this museum. Living in London we have access to some of this best museums on the world but it can often take time to venture round one never mind them all. This museum offers almost a summary of all those. A bit of natural history, a bit of science, a bit of V&A (fashion) etc. Worth a visit

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