Edinburgh's Most Popular Museums


This list of Edinburgh's Museums is not intended to be comprehensive, more of a quick guide for tourists and other visitors to the city of Edinburgh. If we have missed something you think should be included please let us know via the contact details at the bottom of the page.



Photo of the National Museum of Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland is situated in Chambers Street, in the heart of the Old Town, a few minutes walk from the Royal Mile. Chambers Street links George IV Bridge and South Bridge. The National Museum of Scotland is a landmark building in the centre of Edinburgh's Old Town. The museum's exhibits and collections are designed to tell the story of Scotland, its land, people and culture. The museum is currently being re-developed and have the complex is now closed including the Victorian main hall but should be re-opening in 2011. There is still lots to see though so dont be put off.


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National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street

Edinburgh
EH1 1JF
03001236789


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Photo of the National War Museum

Located in the magnificent setting of Edinburgh Castle, this museum contains more than 400 years of Scottish military history. The museum explores war and military service and how they have touched the lives of countless Scots, leaving their mark on Scotland's history, image and reputation abroad.


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National War Museum
Edinburgh Castle
Castlehill
Edinburgh
EH1 2NG
01312474413


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Photo of the Museum of Childhood

The museum of Childhood is located on the Royal Mile at number 42 on the High Street. It has been described as ‘the noisiest museum in the world’ due to its popularity with adults and children alike. The museum's collection is a treasure trove crammed full of objects telling of childhood past and present. The museum opened in 1955, the brainchild of town councillor Patrick Murray, and was the first museum in the world to specialise in the history of childhood. There are toys and games of all kinds from many parts of the world ranging from dolls and teddy bears to train sets and tricycles. The Museum of Childhood also organises a regular programme of temporary exhibitions and events.


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Museum of Childhood
42 High Street

Edinburgh
EH1 1TG
01315294142


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Edinburgh Science Festival
(Wed 05th Apr, 2017)

The Edinburgh International Science Festival is a public celebration of all the wonders, inventions and innovations of the world of science and technology.


Edinburgh Film Festival
(Sun 18th Jun, 2017)

An interesting mix of red carpet glamour and new films with massive audience appeal makes this one of the world’s most popular film festivals.


Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
(Wed 19th Jul, 2017)

For ten days every summer, the sounds of the Jazz & Blues Festival resonate through the parks, churches, clubs, bars, concert halls and streets of Edinburgh.