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National War Museum

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

Plan your visit

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. 

Further visiting information is available on the Edinburgh Castle website.

Opening times

Museum open
Open daily, 09:45 - 17:00


We can't wait to welcome you back to the National War Museum. We have made some changes to make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible.

As the National War Museum is located within Edinburgh Castle, please refer to the Edinburgh Castle website to buy your tickets and plan a visit. 

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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. Try our First World War Trail too!

Things to see and do
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Support us

As a charity, we rely on your donations to protect the objects that tell the story of Scotland's military history. Please donate today to support our work. Thank you.

Make a donation
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Plan a schools visit

If you're studying war, the military or conflict, a visit to the National War Museum can be a unique and exciting experience for your pupils.


We take pride in maintaining excellent standards and offering you the best visit possible.

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