If you ever happen to be in Edinburgh, the National Museum of Scotland should be a must on your Itinerary. Besides that it offers free admission all the sections are well curated with a lot of thought and also the Interior is outstandingly beautiful. During the ‘good weather season‘ you can even visit the viewing platform on the 7th floor of the Building, unfortunately when I visited it was closed due to bad weather.
The Permanent exhibition of the National Museum of Scotland stays year-round more or less the same, with some special exhibitions and attractions now and then. Currently, a focus is on ‘Monkey Business’ (runs until 23rd April 2017) what attracted so many kids with families during my visit. Such specials are charged extra (more Info here), for both adults and kids, but Members of the Museum can visit them for free. Such as the rest of the National Museum of Scotland. Nevertheless, you can feel free to donate a few pounds after visiting if you enjoyed the visit.
Basically, you could spend hours and hours at the Museum, discovering everything, pause by sipping a coffee and nibbling on a scone in the museum’s in-house Café, and return to your discoveries until the Museum closes by 5 pm. In the Grand Gallery, that you can see in the Picture above, you will find the section ‘Discoveries and Window on the World’, others topics are ‘Art, Design and Fashion galleries’, ‘Natural World galleries’, ‘Scottish History and Archaeology galleries’, ‘Science and Technology galleries’, ‘New art and science galleries’, ‘New Ancient Egypt and East Asia galleries’ and the ‘World Cultures galleries’.
To enhance your visit, free WiFi is offered in the building and you should download the App (not available anymore…) for iPhones and Android to learn more about the exhibitions.
Address National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh EH1 1JF
Opening Hours: daily from 10:00-17:00