The National Museum of Scotland is a collaboration of works tracing Britain’s history from early paleontology fossil collections, dating from the origins of man, to contemporary agricultural adventures with hand’s on learning experience. The Museum is internationally acclaimed for its dedication to bring the sciences to life through interactive workshops and discovery centres in pursuit of education and excellence. In addition, the permanent and seasonal exhibitions contain a rich and cultural collection of archaeology and anthropology studies with priceless artifacts dating back to the Vikings and beyond.The National Museum of Scotland makes a great full or half-day excursion into antiquity with popular exhibits to include the Lewis Chessman exhibit, a 30 piece walrus ivory chess set dating to the 12th Century, proving to be one of the most significant archaeological finds of its kind. Explore the ancient stones and stelae with Pictish carvings, a written form of symbolism associated with the first writings of man. Discover the mystery of Celtic art with the 7th Century Hunterston Brooch, a piece so exquisite that it is believed to have been made by royal craftsman and passed ownership through persons of power and prestige.The food and beverage experience at the Edinburgh Museum includes the luxurious Board and Bute Rooms, perched above the city of Edinburgh with sweeping roof top views of the historical Old Town. Or enjoy light snacks and cocktails from the casual roof terrace for year round panoramic scenery of the best of Edinburgh. The Edinburgh Museum is the ideal getaway for culture, relaxation and learning about scottish life.
How to get there
Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF
Served by Edinburgh’s Hop-on Hop-off Tour Bus
Opening Times and Prices
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 12:00-17:00
New Year’s Day: 12:00-17:00
Admission to the museum is free.