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National Museum of Scotland

94
TripExpert Score based on reviews in 6 publications
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Outstanding

say expert reviewers

Top 1% in Edinburgh About the TripExpert Score

6 expert recommendations

55

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 →

14

Concierge

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.

6

Fodor's Tick Choice

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 →

1

Frommer's 33

This is actually two museums in one. For the history (or in modern parlance the "narrative") of Scotland, stick to the newer sandstone structure. Full review →

2

Lonely Planet Tick 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 →

11

Michelin Guide 55

Two adjoining buildings make up the National Museum of Scotland. Full review →

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