- Museums and Art Galleries
Ages: all ages
Venue type: Indoor
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, archaeology 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.
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Picnics Allowed
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Parking Available Nearby
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Chambers Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothian, EH1 1JF, Scotland
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Closed 25th December
Assistance/Guide Dogs only.
You can receive a discount on your parking at NCP by presenting your parking ticket along with your exhibition ticket.
Great, interesting, fun
Written by dowtkrob . 11.07.18
Really great museum for kids. Central location and full of great exhibits. Dolly the Sheep (the first cloned sheep), parts of a particle accelerator, a wall full of F1 cars... Really fun day out.