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.

Conscience Matters

8 Mar 2019 - 26 Jan 2020
This exhibition at the National War Museum will explore the little-known story of British conscientious objectors of the Second World War through paintings, poems, letters, music and speeches.
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 commemorated the centenary of the First World War across Scotland through a touring exhibition, learning programme and online resources.

First World War

1914 brought war to Scotland on what would prove to be an unprecedented scale. Delve into the stories behind those who fought in the First World War here.

Sessions and activities at National War Museum

Find out more about our workshops, activities and resources for primary and secondary students at the National War Museum.
Museum information

Opening times

Open daily

1 April to 30 September

1 October to 29 March


Entry to the museum is free

Historic Environment Scotland charges for admission to Edinburgh Castle where the National War Museum is located, full details are available from the Edinburgh Castle website.

Historic Environment Scotland offers National Museums Scotland Members 10% off adult admission on production of valid membership card.

How to find us

Edinburgh Castle,
Tel: 0300 123 6789
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