National Museum Of Scotland, Edinburgh
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National Museum Of Scotland, Edinburgh - Address, Phone Number
Address: Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, United Kingdom
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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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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A visit to National Museum of Scotland seems desirable when you visit Edinburgh. National Museum of Scotland ticket prices are free of cost, however, there might be some charges for exhibitions. Buy tickets for National Museum of Scotland tours and get to know the attraction from a close. Tickets for National Museum of Scotland tours offer you a lot in comparison to what they charge. However, you will have to hurry up, since the National Museum of Scotland tickets sell fast even then what you can imagine!
National Museum Of Scotland Information
- 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.
National Museum Of Scotland Opening and Closing Hours
- Closed on occasion.
How To reach National Museum Of Scotland by Public Transport
- Chambers St
Restaurants Near National Museum Of Scotland
- Jamie's Italian
- Siam Thai Restaurant
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National Museum Of Scotland, Edinburgh Reviews - Write a Review
This is an amazing museum. I wish I’d had another day or two just to spend exploring the museum. I loved the combination of natural history, industrial history, and national history and how it was integrated. I also loved all the locally sourced products in the gift shop, I bought a gorgeous locally woven wool scarf as a souvenir. There were a lot of really interesting science things for sale, too. If I had a million dollars...
First off the museum took my breath away it was so beautiful. Second, and more importantly, the experience was made that much better by the help of Ruth. She overheard us say how excited we were and took the time out if her busy day to help us navigate the map and how to maximize our time there. This was not something she normally did. Also, told us what times to do each level and about a show happening later that day. She was so pleasant and helpful it made our day! We loved the museum so much we made a 2nd day of it. Huge thank you to Ruth and the National Museum for making our trip so memorable!
This is a great place to go when its a rainy day and you want to treat the kids to something educational. It always has very well presented and interesting exhibitions. A good shop down in the basement and plenty of Cafe stops inside to eat and rest at. also has the Tower restaurant next door if you wish to have a more fancy meal, good value for its money.
An exciting museum with a "modern bright airy feel" despite being within an old building. Great "hands on" opportunities for children and the child in all of us. A rich and varied experience. Just go there..... and you will want to return...... again and again and again!!!
Excellent displays and interactive features. Really accommodating to families with small children. There are so many interesting galleries and exhibits here that I could have spent all day wandering around. There’s just so much to take in and explore. I came with my family and friends, with 3 small children between us. We all had a great time, and will definitely come back soon. Highlights- the animals and dinosaurs were a big hit with the kids, and the balloons you can launch kept us all entertained for a while. Lowlights - the lifts are quite small, only just fitting 2 buggies in them. Overall, this is a great museum with a lot to see and do, and it’s free!
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