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The National Museum of Scotland is housed in a Romanesque Revival building. The collection of the museum includes a wide variety of objects that are displayed on seven floors, including artifacts from the age of dinosaurs up to current technology and science. It takes visitors on a journey through the history around the world (particularly Scotland) taking in the wonders of nature, art, design and fashion and science and technology. A well known exhibit of the museum is the stuffed body of Dolly the sheep, which was the first cloned mammal.

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
EH1 1JF Edinburgh

Museum type(s)

History & Anthropology Art & Design



Visitor information

Opening hours

Monday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 05:00 pm

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This museum has no entrance fee!

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  • Restaurant

  • Museum shop

  • Wheelchair accessible


Chambers Street, Edinburgh, Scotland


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National Museum of Scotland has 2 ratings.

Monday, May 29, 2017 May 29, 2017

Very nice and large museum with lots to see that is interesting for both adults and kids. The museum features not only an extensive collection of Scottish history, but also natural history and transportation objects (industrial history). Definitely recommended!

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