National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
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National Museum of Scotland

Scotland > Edinburgh

What is the National Museum of Scotland?

The Museum is located in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town and includes an extremely wide range of artefacts from seemingly every single type of museum you can possibly think of. That makes the visit interesting and relatively exciting as the amount of variety keeps you entertained all the way through.

The exhibits range from pre-historic dinosaur displays through to Elton John's wardrobe and everything in-between! You will find collections of Roman coins and ancient helmets beside classic Formula 1 cars and a range of gramophones. Needless to say, there will be something for everyone here and some of the highlights include Dolly the sheep (first cloned animal in the world), the Millenium Clock and The Maiden which preceeded the guillotine as an executioner's intstrument of choice.

Opening Times

Throughout the Year

  • Open Daily: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

December 26th

  • Open Daily: 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM

January 1st

  • Open Daily: 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Price Information


  • General Free

National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street



United Kingdom EH1 1JF