National Museum of Scotland

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National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF
Tel: 0300 123 6789


Free entry

Opening times

Open daily 10:00–17:00

Closed on 25 December
Open 12:00–17:00 on 26 December and 1 January

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Choose to pay by Direct Debit and they'll receive 15 months for the price of 12 in their first year! Order before 16 December to receive in time for Christmas Day.

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