National War Museum

Discover 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.

The Poppy: A Symbol of Remembrance

30 Mar 2018 - 27 Jan 2019
This exhibition examines the history of the poppy and its emergence as a symbol of remembrance.
Silk embroidered postcard sent by Private William Dick to his wife in November 1915.

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.

Art at War

Discover a range of paintings, drawings and pastels from the First and Second World Wars from our military collection.

Workshops at National War Museum

School workshops at our museums enhance students' knowledge of a wide range of topics in a practical, experiential fashion.
Museum information

Opening times

26 March – 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


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

Entry to Edinburgh Castle ranges from £10.20 to £17.00 (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,
Tel: 0300 123 6789
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