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National War Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

(4.2/5 based on 600 reviews on the web)
Delve into over 400 years of Scottish military history at National War Museum of Scotland. Located inside the Edinburgh Castle, the museum forms part of the National Museums of Scotland and features exhibits of wartime artifacts and personal collections. Examine 17th-century Scottish weaponry and read personal journals to understand the historical importance of each battle in the shaping of present-day Scotland. Entry to the museum is included in the price of castle admission. Visit the museum before late afternoon, as it closes earlier than the castle. Make National War Museum of Scotland a part of your Edinburgh vacation plans using our Edinburgh vacation trip planner.
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  • entered the memorial and looked in a book listing the allied war dead, and found my wifes uncles name listed who died in the netherlands in 1945. took our breath away.  more »
  • Inside the Castle you can visit a military museum as so many other European cities, is not worth all Castle visit is long and this takes it quite more
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  • I wasn't so sure about this but due to the cold day we trooped inside and it was a very pleasant surprise. Lots to see and read, listen to. Guides for tourists in foreign language and interesting to w...  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful museum of our military history. Museum is well laid out and lots of interesting things to read. I could have spent hours here reading.
  • A lot of scottish war history. This is a great museum if you're interested in the war history of Scotland. The museum contains everything from written history, to the medals achieved during the wars.
  • Great place ! Bigger than I thought.
  • It is really cool to see all the ancient Scottish military equipment.
  • I went there because my son insist, than we loved, I loved