National Museum of Scotland
The National Museum of Scotland is an extensive collection dedicated to the natural world, culture, history, art, geology, science and technology. The museum has an interesting Discoveries exhibition which celebrates the legacy of Scottish inventions and ideas. The Scotland exhibition documents the history of Scotland. The World Cultures gallery displays artefacts from different cultures around the world. The Natural World room depicts the story of the universe, planet Earth, and life upon it. These are just some of the wonderful highlights this extensive museum has to offer. In addition to this, there are many exciting temporary exhibits on display.
To make the most out of a visit to the National Museum of Scotland, join in one of the free guided tours. There is a choice of guided tours available, including the New Galleries Taster, themed tours and the Scottish Highlights tour, all of which take 1 hour and are led by fun and knowledgeable guides.
Facilities at the National Museum of Scotland
This family-friendly Edinburgh museum offers activities and workshops in the Learning Centre and often hosts exciting themed events for the family.
Refreshments can be purchased at the Museum Brasserie or Balcony Café. For something a little more upscale, visit Tower Restaurant and enjoy the view over the rooftop terrace. There are 4 gift shops at the National Museum of Scotland, so remember to purchase presents, souvenirs and books as a reminder of your visit.
Accommodation near Edinburgh’s Museums
The National Museum of Scotland is located a short distance from Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile and stylish hotels in Edinburgh city centre. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh is located on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh’s Old Town and places guests within easy reach of the city’s other major museums and visitor attractions, such as Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace.