"Museum of Scotland" National Museum of Scotland Tip by Nemorino

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh: 38 reviews and 83 photos

  Museum of Scotland
by Nemorino

This FREE museum tells the story of Scotland on five floors, from the "Beginnings" (landscape and wildlife, and the last Ice Age) by way of the "Early People (from around 8000 BC to AD 1100) and the "Kingdom of the Scots" (up to the union with England in 1707) to a floor on "Scotland Transformed" and another on "Industry and Empire".

There is also a sixth floor which is now closed, but will re-open in a year or two with a completely new exhibit on contemporary Scotland.

Open Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Tuesday 10am - 8pm, Sunday 12 noon - 5pm. Admission is free.

Address: Chambers Street
Phone: 0131 247 4422
Website: http://www.nms.ac.uk/scotland/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 23, 2016
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