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National Museum of Scotland

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National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF
Tel: 0300 123 6789


Free entry

Opening times

Museum open
Open daily, 10:00 - 17:00

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Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder 🌌

Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder is coming to the National Museum of Scotland! Explore the science behind the hit series from 9 Dec 2022 - 1 May 2023

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Family hub

All you need to know for a great family visit at the museum.

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Plan a schools visit

The natural world, world cultures, science, technology, design, art and fashion, archaeology and Scottish history – whatever your topic, bring your class on a visit to find out more.

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Plan your visit to the National Museum of Scotland with our maps to view online or print at home.

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Trade Union strike action on Wednesday 1 February 2023

Due to the UK national strike action by the PCS Trade Union, the National War Museum and the Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland will be closed on Wednesday 1 February 2023. The National Museum of Scotland will remain open, however some galleries may be closed. Find out more.