National Museum of Scotland

Museum, History Museum, Art Museum
Chambers St
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH1 1JF
+44 300 123 6789
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm


  • Head up to the roof garden for spectacular views of the city.
  • Massive treasure trove, don't expect to be able to do the whole thing in one afternoon. Most interesting for visitors is the Changing Nation exhibits.
  • Deposed,exiled and executed! Accused of murder! See Mary,Queen of Scots along with all the details of the period, if you're interested in a bit of Scottish history! What a life!
  • This museum is indeed a worthwhile place to visit even during a short stay in Edinburgh. The Tower restaurant on the top floor also serves nice pre fixe lunch.
  • Museo muy interesante con entrada gratuita y muchas exposiciones variadas. Las vistas desde la terraza son muy bonitas. Puedes ver a la oveja Dolly disecada venga a dar vueltas...
  • Spend a day, then come back to see the things you missed!
  • Love the catapult!
  • free admission, really calming, and really engaging
  • Don't leave it for a rainy day. So much to see and do. Buying membership worth it as paid exhibitions change several times a year.
  • Lewis chessmen worth a visit.
  • A must when you're in Edinburgh! Free entrance. It's great for kids of all ages, lots of interactive pieces plus the big kids' room on the first floor next to the escalators. Very nicely designed
  • One of the must-see place in Edinburgh. It has large numbers of exhibition.
  • A good mix of everything with accurate descriptions that can be understood easily by kids and the public, free entry, must visit if in Edinburgh
  • Well worth going to the roof terrace for some of the best views in the city!
  • The Imagine Room is situated on the left after the Millennium Clock (Ground Floor) and is a great educational children playground
  • The refurbishment is really nice. It seems to have drawn massive crowds too. Lots to see and do here!
  • Take the time to get up to the roof terrace, great views across the city
  • Great day out when the weather isn't so great
  • Amazing view from their rooftop.

Nearby places

21 George IV Bridge