National Museum Of Scotland

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  • 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 Museum, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum, Sculpture, Social, Arts, Museums

National Museum Of Scotland - Review

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 Hours

  • Closed on occasion.

How To reach National Museum Of Scotland by Public Transport

  • Chambers St

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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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  • 56.98% 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

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  • This is a really well laid out museum. It's not too big and you can see a lot in a relatively short space of time. The atrium is really impressive with it's glass ceiling giving a lot of natural light and a great feeling of space. Many of the exhibits are interactive and very educational. Unlike other museums I didn't feel overwhelmed by the number and variety of exhibits. The cafe is very good : different types of teas and coffees as well as hot and cold snacks.

  • This place was great for kids and adults. Lots to keep the kids entertained and very interactive. We have been to the science and natural history museum's in London and this topped those for us. The science area was great, the kids would have been happy to stay here all day. Free entry as well although it was definitely worth much more than the recommended £5 per person donation. You can also drop in for an hour just to play the reaction game like we did another day.

  • The inside architecture and display of the museum is unique with variety of beautiful and historic collections. In addition, I strongly recommend taking time at ts roof top. You can enjoy the panoramic 360 degree views of wonderland Edinburgh city. One thing, you need to be prepare for strong wind, even chill in early September if its weather is not sunny...😉

  • I really enjoyed my visit to the museum. They have a very diverse collection with a lot of interactive displays for the kids. As museums are free to visit in Scotland, this one can be quite busy, but does not feel too crowded. I did find the layout a little confusing at times, sometimes not certain which way to best experience an exhibit. I also found the lighting to be a bit on the dim side at times, which could make it hard to read some of the descriptions. There are also a couple cafes in the museum, which serve a nice selection of sandwiches, sweets, teas, and coffees (If you have a bit of a sweet tooth and enjoy chocolate, I would strongly suggest the Malteser chocolate cake). All in all we had a great day visiting and will be sure to visit again when we are next in Edinburgh.

  • Free entry! Proper museum, but with many displays about modern stuff, and lots of hands-on & interactive things to entertain and educate children and teenagers alike. Beautiful building inside too. We'll worth a visit, especially on a rainy day! There is a 'lunch area' for if you want to bring your own food (as you really could spend all day in it). Plenty of restaurants very close by to nip out to as well. Highly recommended.

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