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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. 

Further visiting information is available on the Edinburgh Castle website.

Opening times

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

Welcome

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 safety measures are in place in line with Scottish Government guidelines such as enhanced cleaning, sneeze screens and hand sanitising stations.

From Monday 18 April, there is no longer a legal requirement to wear face coverings but we still strongly recommend that visitors wear them in our indoor spaces to help protect themselves and our staff.

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

Please keep your distance from others (1m). We recommend wearing face coverings in our indoor spaces.
Use the hand sanitiser provided. Please note card payments only.
Wash your hands often.    

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

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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.

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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.

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