National War Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

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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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Edinburgh vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Essential to visit during your stay in the castle of EDI, a museum about the history quite interesting the Scottish war.
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  • I have been to Edinburgh twice, and both times I made sure to go through this museum. It gives a very interesting and in depth look at Scottish and British war history. Keep in mind, it is located wit...  more »
  • A very well done Museum that tries to cover every Scottish involvement in wars & skirmishes over the Globe ! Some great relics from uniforms, to weapons, battle flags , propaganda posters , battle sou...  more »
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  • It seems like quite the maze but there is so much military history to see! Plan on spending at least an hour to walk through the exhibit and longer if you intend to stop and view the many displays. No flash photos inside and it is quite dim in places so take a good camera if you want to take pics.
  • If you are interested in war history then it will be worth it to visit the National war museum of Scotland, it is well organized and contain a lot of information about war that Scotland get involve with till recent days.
  • We stopped in the Scottish National War Memorial during our visit to Edinburgh Castle. We spent some time looking through the ledgers to try to find my great-grandfather's name from WWI. When we were unable to find it (my dad forgot which regiment we were to be looking for), we asked one of the stewards if she could help us find the name. She collected some basic information from my dad and went to their computer system to find which ledger we should be looking in.
  • Interesting place, I liked the Scottish swords at display.
  • Really interesting, definitely don't miss if you're visiting Edinburgh Castle

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