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National War Museum

Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothian, Scotland

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  • People looking at the artefacts at National War Museum
  • A mum and her child at National War Museum

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor

National War Museum offers a chance for curious minds of all ages to investigate the story of Scotland at War, within the grand and historic setting of Edinburgh Castle! Discover details of dramatic battles lost and won through their collections of military artefacts and the personal items of Scotland's infantry soldiers and support network.

Families and children are welcome at the museum and there is so much for you to see and learn about! Uncover fascinating documents like personal diaries and official memos, plus a range of photographs from official regimental pictures to telling private snaps. And don't forget to say hello to Bob the Dog!

Learn about leadership and morale, victory and defeat, and what is was like to face the enemy (and even death!) in the museum's extensive collection. There is of course potential for those giving the message of war serious consideration to find it a bit upsetting, but the museum is sensitive to young visitors, though you may well find the topic lingers after leaving.

Entry to the museum is included in the admission price for the castle. Also included is access to the special exhibits, which vary as the season rolls around.

Facilities

  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information

Address

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothian, EH1 2NG, Scotland

Contact

Click here to visit National War Museum's website
0131 247 4413

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

1 April – 30 Sept 9:45-17:45 
1 Oct – 31 March 9:45-16:45 
Closed 25th and 26th December 
New Year's Day: 11:00-17:00

 

Pricing

Entry to the museum is included in admission to Edinburgh Castle.

Entry to Edinburgh Castle ranges from £9.90 to £16.50 (under 5s free).

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