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National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of ScotlandChambers Street
Telephone: 0300 123 6789


While obviously National Museum of Scotland is a great place to learn new things, it’s just as easily appreciated for the fun of its stunning collections and new contemporary galleries, also boasting exhibits and activities especially for children.

The Adventure Planet gallery features interactive learning fun and role play opportunities, like costumed deep sea diving, archeology dig and crawling through the roots of an oak tree!

Plus the Animal World Gallery is a guaranteed hit, opening with the giant Tyrannosaurus Rex and covering animals from around the world in fascinating and bold displays that will entrance kids of all ages.

Baby changing facilities are provided on site and lifts or ramps connect every floor so it’s exceedingly pushchair friendly, plus families are welcome to eat a packed lunch in the Group Room if you’re not using the cafe, provided of course it’s not full of groups!

There are free guided tours available including a rolling theme type where there is a different subject every day, with the focus ranging from musical instruments to Vikings! You can check out their program in advance online.

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It may be worth checking out National Museum of Scotland's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact National Museum of Scotland before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Opening Details:
Generally Daily: 10am to 5pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 12 noon to 5pm
New Years Day: 12 noon to 5pm
Some special events and changes may apply.

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:
Free! But donations warmly welcomed.


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National Museum of ScotlandChambers Street
Telephone: 0300 123 6789