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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

Daily: 10:00-17:00
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 12:00-17:00
New Year's Day: 12:00-17:00



Although the price for National Museum of Scotland is zero, donation are appreciated to close the final chapter of the museum’s transformation and to help open new galleries.



  • 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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