City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Museums


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Photo Edinburgh Venue Venue Description Venue type Edinburgh Fringe Venue
NMS Opening: Crowds in the Grand Gallery
National Museum of Scotland The National Museum of Scotland re-opened on 29th July 2011, following a £47.4 million refurbishment of the Victorian building. Museums 179
Scottish Poetry Library The Scottish Poetry Library is one of three poetry libraries in the UK, but the only one to be independently housed. Museums 167
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh The 300-plus year-old Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) building is home to a Scottish professional organisation that now has 10,000 fellows, members, associates and affiliates in 86 Museums 74
Makars' Courtyard, Edinburgh
Edinburgh Writers' Museum Tucked away in Lady Stairs Close, up a narrow staircase entered half-way up the Mound, in Edinburgh Old Town, you will find the Edinburgh Writers' Museum. Museums 266
National Library of Scotland
National Library of Scotland The National Library of Scotland is also known as the copyright or legal deposit library in the UK, and is one of the main research libraries in Europe. Museums 147
The Last Hutch
Scottish Mining Museum The Edinburgh area used to be dotted with coal mines. Many of these were shut down in the era of Margaret Thatcher following the longest-strike - the miners's strike - in UK history. Museums
The Georgian House
The Georgian House As the name suggests, this New Town building, run by the National Trust of Scotland as a public museum, has been carefully restored as a typical Georgian House of the late 18th-early 19th century.... Museums
Museum of Edinburgh The Museum of Edinburgh is a series of interconnected 16th and 17th century buildings situated on the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh Old Town. Formerly known as Huntly House, the museum... Museums
National Museum of Flight East Fortune airfield saw action in two world wars. It now brings the story of aviation from the First World War to the present day through exhibitions inside and outside the airfield's hangars. Museums
National War Museum
National War Museum Exhibition inside Edinburgh Castle showing how the last 400 years of the Scottish military experience has shaped the nation, including paintings, documents, photographs, medals, diaries, silver, and... Museums
Glasgow Science Centre The Glasgow Science Centre has a planetarium, an IMAX theatre for watching those latest large-format 3D films, and three floors of science exhibitions. Museums
Museum of Childhood memory game
Museum of Childhood The Museum of Childhood is a small, free museum on Edinburgh's Royal Mile aimed at adults and children. Museums
Edinburgh World Heritage Trust Built in 1796 by Thomas Russell to a design by celebrated Edinburgh New Town architect Robert Adam, this is another good example of a typical Georgian Edinburgh neo-classical interior. Museums
Gladstone's Land A six story tenement building on the High Street, which has been purchased and renovated by the National Trust of Scotland, to offer a taste of life in 17th century Edinburgh. Museums
Caledonian Brewery At its height, in the 19th century, Edinburgh's brewing industry comprised of some 40 or so breweries. Museums
Edinburgh Dungeon Indoor gothic theme park, very near Waverley Station, that promises "500 years of Edinburgh's darkest and most gory history, 11 actor led shows and 2 scary rides&qu Museums 52
Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway Working passenger steam trainline, not far from Edinburgh, that is run by the Scottish Railway Preservation Society. Since Bo'ness station opened in 1981, the line has been gradually extended and... Museums
University of Edinburgh Anatomical Museum A collection consists of 12,000 objects and specimens that tell the story of 300 years of anatomical teaching at the University of Edinburgh. Museums
National Museum of Costume Find out about a century of style as you follow fashion from the Victorian era to the 20th century. Opening Times Daily: 10:00-17:00 April-Oct Museums
Acheson House Historic Edinburgh City Council owned property in the Old Town which was built in 1633 for Sir Archibald Acheson, Secretary of State for King Charles I. Museums