National War Museum

Within the walls of Edinburgh Castle, the National War Museum tells the story of Scotland at war.

National War Museum

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


Entry to the museum is free. Historic Environment Scotland charges for admission to Edinburgh Castle where the National War Museum is located.

Opening times

The Museum is currently closed to the public until further notice.

Museum at home

Although our museums remain closed, there are lots of ways to explore and learn about our amazing collections online.

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Explore the museum

Explore the galleries and discover uniforms, insignia and equipment, medals, decorations, weapons, paintings, ceramics and silverware. All throw light on Scotland's military history, from world-changing events to the everyday life of Scottish servicemen.

Things to see and do
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We take pride in maintaining excellent standards and offering you the best visit possible.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Appeal

Although our museums are closed, our work to protect our collections and share their stories must go on.  You can support our work by making a donation today.


There are lots of ways to explore and learn about our amazing collections online. See Museum at home for a range of films, games and resources.