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Schools visits to the National War Museum

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.

Located within Edinburgh Castle, the museum is available to visit free of charge for pre-booked UK school groups.

We currently offer self-guided visits to the museum only. Events and workshops will be available in 2022 but we are unable to take bookings for these at present.

Booking a general visit provides you with:

  • Free entry to the National War Museum and the rest of Edinburgh Castle
  • Pre-booked tickets available to collect on arrival to save time queuing
  • Access to a range of resources you can use beforehand or print and bring with to use during the day

The National War Museum is located in Edinburgh Castle, run by Historic Environment Scotland. In order to manage numbers and communicate updated COVID guidance, school bookings are currently being managed by Historic Environment Scotland.

How to book

To book email learning@hes.scot

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 - 16:45


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Museum open

Open daily, 09:45 - 16:45

27 December - 4 January
Open daily 10:15 - 15:45

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