National Museum of Scotland


in short

Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, art and design, science and technology and Scottish history, all under one roof at the National Museum of Scotland.
National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street, Edinburgh
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National Museum of Scotland

in detail

From the age of dinosaurs to the technology of the future, our galleries contain treasures from around the world.
From meteorites to monsters from the deep, our Natural World galleries tell the story of our planet, while our World Cultures gallery link people and possessions across the globe.
Discover the story of Scotland from prehistory to the present day, or explore the history of art and style in our Art and Design galleries and chart advances that have shaped our lives in our Science and Technology galleries.
National Museum of Scotland
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Visitor entrance

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
EH1 1JF Edinburgh
United Kingdom
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Opening Times

10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
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10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 12:00-17:00
New Year's Day: 12:00-17:00 - The exhibition portal for Europe