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National War Museum

Within the walls of Edinburgh Castle, the National War Museum tells the story of Scotland at war.

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.

National War Museum Library

The Library is based in the National War Museum within the walls of Edinburgh Castle.

National War Museum resources

Resources for your class trip to the National War Museum.

School visits to the National War Museum

Step back in time with your pupils and discover the story of Scotland at war. Relive wartime experiences, from the front line to the Home Front, through personal mementoes and military equipment.

First World War centenary

Our First World War Centenary programme of exhibitions and events shares the Scottish memory of these world-changing events with national and international visitors.

Request a school visit to the National War Museum

This form is to request a UK schools visit to the National War Museum (Edinburgh). All visits must be booked in advance.

National Museum of Flight resources

Resources for your class visit to the National Museum of Flight.

School visits to National Museum of Scotland

At the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, we can help you deliver learning across many different curriculum areas.

Prisoners of war at East Kilbride

During and directly after the Second World War, the Reid family at Wester Kittochside, East Kilbride employed both Italian and German prisoners of war.

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We’re reopening our museums

After nearly five months of closure, we’re almost ready to welcome visitors back to our museums. We've made some changes to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit, including online booking and new safety measures.

Find out more about reopening