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Visitors will appreciate the diversity of the Museum of Scotland as they explore nature, art, world cultures, and the history of Scotland, not to mention some of the country’s most groundbreaking science and technology displays. Nestled amidst Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, the museum features new, culturally-informed exhibitions every few weeks, a dynamism and variety that famously attracts thousands of admirers to the Museum of Scotland every year. Included within the museum’s beautifully-restored facilities—reopening to much acclaim in July of 2011—are ancient fossils, cutting-edge technological inventions, and just about everything in-between, making the Museum of Scotland a destination sure to spark the interest of any member of the family.

  • Explore different cultures of the world, as well as Edinburgh’s local life, in the Window on the World gallery, which stretches from the ground floor all the way up the roof.
  • Admire the incredible 5-metres-long and life-sized Tyrannosaurus Rex as well as the second and third century Egyptian mummy masks located in the Museum of Scotland, and get a taste of some very old history.
  • Enjoy a light lunch of sandwiches or home baked foods in the Balcony Café overlooking Edinburgh’s sprawling landscapes.

The Museum of Scotland is located in the historic part of Edinburgh known as Old Town, just a short walking distance from the Royal Mile, which leads to the castle. Buses go through the city centre and stop at the George IV Bridge and South Bridge, the latter of which is located a short walking or biking distance from the museum. The Museum of Scotland is located on Chambers Street, also located just a short walking distance from Waverly train station. Visitors opting to drive over Edinburgh’s efficient public transit will find plenty of available parking nearby at NCP Quartermile.

Hotels near Museum of Scotland

137 hotels near Museum of Scotland

1 The Inn Place

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

20-30 Cockburn Street Map

Located in one of Edinburgh's finest old streets right in the centre of this beautiful city, The Inn Place boasts 27 newly built bedrooms. Some have spectacular views of the city and the olde... More

2 Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.8 / 5 48 reviews

23-27 Waterloo Place Map

The Apex Waterloo Place Hotel Edinburgh enjoys a prestigious location at the east end of Princes Street, just minutes from both transport links and city amenities. The recently opened luxury... More

3 Haggis Hostel

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

5West Register Street Map

The hostel is newly refurbished, modern and high-spec, but more importantly, right in the heart of Edinburgh! You can see Princes Street, Edinburgh's main shopping thorough fare, from the... More

4 The Place

4 stars
4.2 / 5 9 reviews

34-38 York Place Map

Whether in Edinburgh for a business trip or a much-awaited break, discerning travellers find it convenient to stay in the comfortable and ideally located accommodations of The Place Edinburgh.... More

5 The Scotsman Hotel

5 stars
4.5 / 5 32 reviews

20 North Bridge Map

The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh is an ideal base for exploring the city's cultural, historical and renowned shopping facilities. Places of interest including the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland,... More

6 Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

4 stars
4.2 / 5 9 reviews

80 High Street, The Royal Mile Map

Boasting luxurious accommodation and cordial hospitality, the Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh is an excellent venue for leisure and business travellers. GeneralWith conference and banquet rooms that... More

7 Grassmarket Hotel

3 stars
4.4 / 5 14 reviews

94-96 Grassmarket Map

The Grassmarket Hotel is excellently situated for those wishing to enjoy a city break. The Grassmarket area of the city, named after an ancient market place, is as bustling as ever with its pubs,... More

8 Hotel Du Vin Edinburgh

4 stars
4.3 / 5

11 Bristo Place Map

With a fusion of classic architecture, tasteful accommodations and central location, Hotel Du Vin Edinburgh creates an ideal base for discerning travellers seeking to explore the historic Scotland... More

9 Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 25 reviews

61 Grassmarket Map

The Apex City Hotel Edinburgh is located right at the heart of the Old City on Grassmarket - an area famed for its vibrant restaurants and nightlife. On the doorstep are Edinburgh's must see... More

10 Ballantrae Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

8-12 York Place Map

Whether in Edinburgh for a business trip or a much-awaited vacation, travellers find an ideal base in the centrally located, well-equipped and inviting accommodations of Ballantrae Hotel Edinburgh.... More