National War Museum Four hundred years of Scotland’s military history is narrated in six galleries housed in mid-18th century buildings in the very heart of Edinburgh Castle which crowns the Royal Mile. This intimate museum, within the battlements of such a strategically-important fortification, reflects the lives of the many thousands of Scots who have been affected by war. The objects, the individual stories and the events which are detailed reveal the extent to which conflict and military service have influenced this proud nation’s history, created its sense of identity, and enhanced its reputation abroad. This museum is one of the most unusual; a perfect venue for a reception that’s slightly removed from the norm. Capacity Reception - 100 Uses Reception. Further information Find out more by visiting our National War Museum pages and browsing our Venue Hire at National Museums Scotland brochure. Who to contact For further information follow the link to our hospitality and events contact page.