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National Museum of Scotland – An adventure indoors

On a wet, drizzly afternoon, it can seem like there is nothing to do, but trust me, Edinburgh is the best city during the rain! The cobbles gleam and the windy old alleyways make me feel like I’m in a fantasy movie, but the city also provides plenty of free museums. So, for those of us without an umbrella, knowledge and excitement awaits!

My favourite museum in Edinburgh is by far the National Museum. The building finished its renovation in 2006 and welcomed a stunning new addition to the already overwhelming beautiful architecture found in our city. The inside is split into the old and new building, yet ironically, predominantly historical exhibits are kept in the modern entrance to the museum, so the building plays with the guest and invites them on a journey of discovery.

The museum is also a fantastic place for big and small kids. I turn back into a kid as soon as I get here and instantly run to the interactive exhibits, which feature a programmable robot, a racing car game, a reaction challenge and a lego area to name a few. Each have so many lessons to teach, young and old, I still don’t think I”ve made it all the way through this museum and I’ve been there about a hundred times! 

It’s a museum that has it all. It has stunning and colourful displays from around the world and successfully heralds Scotland as a place of enlightenment and adventure.

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Chambers St, Edinburgh , Edinburgh

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10:00 - 17:00 daily




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