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National Museum of Scotland

From the dawn of the dinosaurs to the technology revolution, discover all about Scotland’s past, present and future at the National Museum of Scotland.

National Museum of Scotland Galleries

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Discover the world of meteorites and monsters in the Natural World galleries. Or journey back in time through a kaleidoscope of cultures and customs in the World Cultures gallery. Follow in the footsteps of Scottish giants in the Scottish galleries. Or peer through a Window on the World and discover the ideas and innovations that put Scotland firmly on the map in the Discoveries gallery. With a number of world-class galleries, the National Museum of Scotland is not only one of the best museums in Edinburgh. It is one of the best museums in the world.

Nourish Your Noodle

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Quench your thirst for knowledge at one of three restaurants in the museum. The Museum Brasserie can be found in the Entrance Hall and serves a delicious variety of hot and cold meals, home-baked goods and ice cream. Situated on level 3 of the museum, the Balcony Café is perfect for a quick bite between exhibitions. For a truly unique dining experience, enjoy the stunning views over lunch on the rooftop restaurant and terrace, the Tower.

Something For Everyone

100% kid-friendly, the museum has a number of galleries, activities and events especially for all ages. With expertly trained guides to lead the way, it is the perfect day out for history lovers and culture vultures.

Admission is free to all the permanent collections, whilst regular exhibitions put everything from the animated art of Pixar Studios to the Romanov Dynasty in front of an eager Edinburgh audience. Not only is the National Museum of Scotland one of the best museums in Edinburgh, but it is one of the best in Scotland and definitely one to plan a visit to on your trip.

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