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.

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Safer Steps
Working with The HALO Trust

16 Mar 2017 - 4 Mar 2018
Celebrating the work of the world’s largest humanitarian mine clearance organisation.
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Event
Researching your military ancestors workshop

14 Nov 2017
14:00 - 16:00
A free introductory workshop on how to research your military ancestors.
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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 is commemorating the centenary of the First World War across Scotland through a touring exhibition, learning programme and online resources.
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Art at War

Discover a range of paintings, drawings and pastels from the First and Second World Wars from our military collection.
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Workshops at National War Museum

School workshops at our museums enhance students' knowledge of a wide range of topics in a practical, experiential fashion.
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Museum information

Opening times

1 April – 30 Sept 9:45-17:45 
1 Oct – 29 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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