National War Museum

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

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National War Museum

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG
Tel: 0300 123 6789


Entry to the museum is free. Historic Environment Scotland charges for admission to Edinburgh Castle where the National War Museum is located.

Opening times

Open daily

April to September
October to March

Closed 25 and 26 December
New Year's Day 11:00–16:45

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Explore the museum

Explore the galleries and discover uniforms, insignia and equipment, medals, decorations, weapons, paintings, ceramics and silverware. All throw light on Scotland's military history, from world-changing events to the everyday life of Scottish servicemen.

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