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Museums in Edinburgh

Museum of Childhood

Ideal for a fun filled family outing, The Museum of Childhood offers the chance for visitors to experience what growing up was like throughout history. Get involved with hands-on activities, toys, games, puppet theatre, and dressing up.  Learn more about the Museum of Childhood or see our 3D map to view the location.

National Museum of Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland is situated on Chamber Street in Edinburgh and was formed in 1985, amalgamating the former National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland and The Royal Scottish Museum. Visitors can explore the wonders of the natural world, world cultures, art and design, science and technology and Scottish history, all under one roof. Free admission

National War Museum

Situated within the stunning setting of Edinburgh Castle, the National War Museum allows visitors to explore over 400 years of Scotland at war. View an extensive selection of military artifacts and collections and discover how war has shaped Scotland today. Visit the National Museums Scotland website for more information or see on our 3D map.

Writers’ Museum

Celebrate three of the most infamous writers in Scottish literature; Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson, at the Writers' Museum. Learn about and experience their lives through personal objects, portraits, manuscripts and first editions. Find out more about The Writers' Museums or see on our 3D map.

Our Dynamic Earth

Our Dynamic Earth is a science centre in Edinburgh that lets visitors explore the world from the past starting with the Big Bang, up to the present and into the future. The attraction is perfect for families with a number of fun hands-on exhibits and technology including 4D and 3D experiences. Visit the Our Dynamic Earth website for more information.

National Museum of Flight

The National Museum of Flight is Scotland's aviation museum where visitors can explore the aircraft collections, learn how to pack a parachute and experience Fantastic Flight; 3 interactive galleries where you can learn about how aeroplanes are built, fly and how to fly them with the flight simulator. Located at East Fortune Airfield, just south of the village of East Fortune in East Lothian. Visit the National Museums Scotland website for more information or see on our 3D map.

Surgeons Hall Museum

Based in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is the Surgeons' Hall Museum and the library and archive of the RCSED, Scotland's oldest museum open to the public since 1832. The museum is home to one of the UK's largest and most historic collections of surgical pathology material. Visit the Surgeons Hall Museum website.

National Mining Museum Scotland

Located just 9 miles south of Edinburgh, The National Mining Museum Scotland is based at the Lady Victoria Colliery at Newtongrange. The museum lets visitors to gain an insight into the struggles faced by miners and their families, view the machinery and a national coal mining collections and experience the sheer scale of the site. Visit the National Mining Museum Scotland website.