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Museum of Scotland

Overview

The Museum of Scotland is an excellent exhibition and a beautiful building that is both modern and yet still traditionally Scottish in its detail.

There are 8 levels to the museum. At the lowest level you are shown the pre-history, geology, and early people of Scotland. As you ascend the levels you progress through time with exhibits that explain how Scottish identity, monarchy, religion, trade, industry and culture evolved. There is a lot to see and it is all beautifully and imaginatively presented.

Be sure to collect a map of the museum from the information desk as the layout is a bit of a maze. You should also go all the way to the top and the Roof Terrace where the views of Old Edinburgh and the Castle are excellent.

This is a must see attraction if you want to understand Scotland's complex history and culture. 

Address:

Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF

Operated by:

National Museum of Scotland

Opening Hours:

10.00 am to 5.00 pm everyday

Admission:

Free

Parking:

Yes

Languages:

English information boards, Audio Guides in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Accessibility:

Yes, ramps and lifts throughout

Toilets:

Yes

Shop:

Yes

Cafe/Restaurant:

Yes, in the Royal Museum next door & on level 5 in the Tower Restaurant (one of the best and most stylish places to eat in Edinburgh).

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