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National Museum of Scotland
National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland

83 reviews
Sights and Museums,History Museum,Science Museum
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Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, United Kingdom
0300 123 6789
10a-5p M, W-Sa, 10a-8p Tu, noon-5p Su
http://www.nms.ac.uk/
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Under a single roof you can discover what secrets rest in Egyptian sarcophagi, how you size up next to a giraffe, or delve into the Kingdom of the ancient Scots. A visit to Scotland’s National Museum ... Read more
offers a comprehensive view of the world we live in, with galleries that cover the wonders of the nature, the mysteries of exotic cultures, scientific innovation, art, design, and, of course, the history and people of Scotland. You can even participate in a free themed tour, which happen daily at 13:00 and can focus on anything from Scottish snuff boxes to animal survival.

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Sydney, Australia

It’s free and they also have luggage checking! You can also meet Dolly the sheep.

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Local from Edinburgh, UK

The building is quite pretty inside and the roof gives a really good view of the Edinburgh’s Old Town. As a museum, it’s a mix of nature, science and culture. Good as a family visit but not that interesting if your focus is on art.

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Barcelona, Spain

Although I expected a lot being a british museum and after being to lots of different London museums, I was deceived by the things I saw in the National Museum of Scotland.

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Local from Edinburgh, UK

A beautiful Victorian building right in the centre of town, renovated recently. Lots to explore.

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Local from Edinburgh, UK

I LOVE this place. I really don't know how you could hate it to be honest. It's got dead things, buttons to push and things to stand on. The only reason you'd probably hate a free place of culture was if you were a fun sponge.

Oh, and it's also free. FREE FUN!

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Local from Edinburgh, UK

Fantastic museum with a great mix of history, interactive exhibits and GIANT ANIMALS

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Local from Edinburgh, UK

A great day out for everyone. So many different things to see and explore. Lots for kids but definitely not just for kids! The building is also beautiful
It has a gift shop and a cafe
You could spend a good day here and learn so much
The science area is great for interactivity

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Local from Edinburgh, UK

Great museum - smaller than London's Natural History Museum but packed with engaging material and interactive exhibitions. Great for kids, lifts and baby changing everywhere. Free entry too!

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Local from Edinburgh, UK

Lots to do and see. I've been twice and barely seen 50% of what the museum has to offer.

Top tip - visit the 7 floors of scottish history!

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Local from Edinburgh, UK

Really interesting museum, for families but really for everyone. Can't believe it's free. Good museum shop too!

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Brockton

Entrance to the museum was free of charge. Inside There was a Jacobite, exhibit that you did have to pay for. Very interesting and worthwhile.

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This is a great place to go with the kids and it's free! It's a huge modern museum with lots of interesting things to see and some interactive exhibits. The building alone is worth seeing. You'll be exhausted after a day here.

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Copenhagen, Denmark

You should go there to visit one thing: Burke & Hare Murder Dolls – A bizarre and mysterious story about a killer duet that sold the bodies of their victims to a doctor for needs of a medical school. Creepy!

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Local from Edinburgh, UK

Lot's to see and touch. Also good for kids to run around! Finally it is all free!

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Local from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This museum is free! So great for people on a budget. Very spacious and very bright so even when it's busy you don't feel claustrophobic.

A nice cafe on the 3rd floor with balcony sitting.

So many exhibitions on display it would take a whole day to go through it all properly so make sure you come early in the morning.

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San Francisco, California

This is a really fantastic museum that has a bit of everything! We didn't have much time here brekkie they closed, so we only saw a small portion, but the building itself is very cool. We also the early humans of Scotland exhibition and my part, we saw Dolly, on of the first cloned animals! She's a local!

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Menlo Park, California, USA

Entry to this museum is free. It's not a museum about Scotland. Instead it's an interactive museum about science, world cultures, and natural history. It's interesting with lots to explore. Good for kids.

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Glasgow, UK

Large, recently renovated museum situated on Chambers Street in the Old Town of Edinburgh. There is plenty here to keep you busy for an afternoon and lots for small children to enjoy. Check out the main hall with an enormous triple gallery and huge skylight.

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Local from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

All museums and galleries in Edinburgh are free entry. Great place to visit and lots to do for the kids.

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London, UK

The National Museum of Scotland is housed in a beautiful building with high arched ceilings. You can spend as little or a much time as you want exploring nature, art, history, science and more. There is definitely something for everyone at this museum including restaurants and shopping. One of the museum’s highlights is the over 10 metre Millenium Clock Tower. Free admission.

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Aliases: national museum of scotland, royal museum of scotland, The Museum of Scotland, The Royal Museum

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