Welcome to the National War Museum

Welcome to the National War Museum

Plan your visit
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Welcome back

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. 

Visiting safely

A range of new safety measures have been put in place in line with Scottish Government guidelines.

This includes pre-booked timed entry, face coverings, enhanced cleaning, sneeze screens, hand sanitising stations and one-way routes in certain areas of the museum where physical distancing is not possible.

We want you to have a safe and enjoyable visit. During your visit, we ask you to:

Please keep your distance from others (2m). Follow the directional signage.
Use the hand sanitiser provided. Please note card payments only.
Wash your hands often. Face coverings must be worn by visitors over 5 years old.

Please do not visit the museum if you or anyone in your household has any symptoms of Coronavirus.

National War Museum

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

Admission

Entry to the museum is free.

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

Advance online booking is required via the Edinburgh Castle website.

Please refer to the Edinburgh Castle website for further information to plan your visit.

Opening times

The museum is now open, 10:00–15:45 daily

Advance online booking required

October–March: Open daily 10:00–15:45

We're Good to Go

We have acquired VisitBritain’s Good to Go accreditation. This Industry Standard mark means that National Museums Scotland has followed government and industry Covid-19 guidelines, has a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid physical distancing.

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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.

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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

Awards

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

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