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National Museum of Scotland

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

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.

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Closed 25th December


Free admission
Donations welcome

Travel & Contact Information


Chambers Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothian, EH1 1JF, Scotland

Phone number

0300 123 6789



Click here to visit National Museum of Scotland's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

You can receive a discount on your parking at NCP by presenting your parking ticket along with your exhibition ticket. 

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, National Museum of Scotland is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, National Museum of Scotland have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only.


Great, interesting, fun 5 out of 5 stars

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.

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