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.

Exhibition
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.
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Silk embroidered postcard sent by Private William Dick to his wife in November 1915.

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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.
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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.
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Workshops at National War Museum

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

Admission

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,
Edinburgh,
EH1 2NG
Tel: 0300 123 6789
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