National Museum of Scotland

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General Information

The National Museum of Scotland is a museum in the Scottish capital city of Edinburgh, that was established in 2006 with the merger of the new Museum of Scotland with the Royal Museum. The museum displays Scottish antiques, culture, history, science and technology, natural history and world cultures. The museum is housed in two adjacent buildings, one of which was opened in 1861 and originally housed the Royal Museum, this building is architecturally eye-catching due to its Romanesque revival styled facade. The museum was renovated and reopened in 2011 and amongst its new exhibits are many famous objects, one of its most famous being the stuffed body of Dolly the sheep.

Getting there

The museum is in the city centre, this makes it accessible by most of the city’s transport networks that head towards the city centre. The best option is by bus, which stops a short walk away. The other option into the city is a train to Waverley, from the station the museum is a 10-minute walk. By car, the museum is signposted when you head into the city centre, park in any of the NCP car parks.

Opening Times and Admission

The museum is open daily from 10am-5pm. Admission to the museum is free although donations are welcomed. The museum has a cloakroom, shops and cafes to ensure you enjoy your visit.

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Posted: 8 May 2021, 13:10



National Museum


When i travel i like to visit this type of museum before i visit other attractions. I feel that these are the best places to learn and this museum did a good job of teaching me about Scotland and its people. People should go here first.

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