National Museum of Scotland

Top 1% of attractions in Edinburgh
9 / 10

9 expert reviews

“One building is 19th-century, the other modern, but a link between these neighboring museums makes it possible to walk from the past to the present.”

– Concierge

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"The new building connects with the original Victorian museum... the stolid, grey exterior of which gives way to a beautifully bright and airy, glass-roofed exhibition hall." Full review
Fodor's Fodor's
"Traces the country's fascinating story from the oldest fossils to the most recent popular culture, making it a must-see for first-time visitors to Scotland." Full review
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
3 Stars
"Two adjoining buildings make up the National Museum of Scotland." Full review
Afar Magazine Afar Magazine
"History buffs should not miss this sprawling museum housed in adjacent ultramodern and classic Victorian buildings—the latter with a magnificent birdcage Great Hall." Full review
Atlas Obscura Atlas Obscura
"There are plenty of wonderful panoramic vistas in Edinburgh, but not many are hidden smack in the middle of the Old Town.  " Full review
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