National War Museum

The story of Scotland at war. Within the walls of Edinburgh Castle the National War Museum tells the story of battles lost and won, through military artefacts and personal treasures.

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Life Support
Stories from The Royal Regiment of Scotland.

25 Apr 2016 - 29 Jan 2017
9:45-17:45
Marking The Royal Regiment of Scotland’s first decade of operations, this exhibition offers a fresh perspective on the combat and peacekeeping work of Scotland's infantry soldiers and support network.
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Silk embroidered postcard sent by Private William Dick to his wife in November 1915.

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Next of Kin touring project

The Next of Kin touring programme is commemorating the centenary of the First World War across Scotland through a touring exhibition, learning programme and online resources.
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First World War centenary

The First World War affected millions of Scots and touched the lives of people of Scottish descent all over the world. Our Centenary programme of exhibitions and events shares the Scottish memory of these world-changing events with national and international visitors.
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School visits to the National War Museum

Step back in time with your pupils and discover the story of Scotland at war. Relive wartime experiences, from the front line to the Home Front, through personal mementoes and military equipment.
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Museum information

Opening times

1 April – 30 Sept 9:45-17:45 
1 Oct – 31 March 9:45-16:45 
Closed 25 and 26 December 
New Year's Day: 11:00-17:00

Admission

Entry to the museum is included in admission to Edinburgh Castle.

Entry to Edinburgh Castle ranges from £9.60 to £16 (under 5s free).

National Museums Scotland Members get 10% off adult admission on production of valid membership card.

Full admission details are available from the Edinburgh Castle website.

How to find us

Edinburgh Castle,
Edinburgh,
EH1 2NG
Tel: 0300 123 6789
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