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Royal Museum

The Royal Museum is located in central Edinburgh, Scotland, and is part of the National Museum network. The National Museums of Scotland were formed in 1985 and include both the Museum of Scotland and the Royal Museum that are next door to one another. The museum houses collections relating to science and technology, world culture and natural history displayed in interesting exhibits. Construction on the original building was finished in 1888 and it has since been renovated many times, including in 1998, when it was linked to the Museum of Scotland by an internal walkway.

  • Learn about the fascinating world of Egypt in the “Ancient Egypt” exhibit at the Royal Museum, a collection of artefacts and antiquities that will transport you from Edinburgh to the pyramids of Egypt.
  • Visit the South Pacific Gallery of the Royal Museum while in Edinburgh and you will see a robust collection of exhibits that tell the story of the remote island cultures of the South Pacific.
  • Explore the Grand Gallery of the museum to see more than 800 pieces of art and artefacts from various time periods.

The Royal Museum is situated at the heart of Old Town Edinburgh just a few minutes away from the Royal Mile, so it is easy to find using public transportation or by walking. If you are taking the train, get off at the Edinburgh Waverly station that is just a short walk away from the Royal Museum. There are also several bus routes that pass nearby stopping at George IV Bridge or South Bridge, both of which are within walking distance. Those who want to cycle will find ample bicycle parking on Chambers Street outside of the museum.

Hotels near Royal Museum

134 hotels near Royal Museum

1 Apex City

4 stars
4.5 / 5 24 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

2 Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.8 / 5 45 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 Apex International

4 stars
4.4 / 5 30 reviews

31-35 Grassmarket Map

Situated in the centre of the old city with views over Edinburgh Castle, the Apex International Hotel Edinburgh is the perfect place for a city break. The Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is... More

4 The Place

4 stars
4.4 / 5 7 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 Edinburgh City Hotel

3 stars
4.3 / 5 24 reviews

79 Lauriston Place Map

Surrounded by the very best Edinburgh has to offer, the Edinburgh City Hotel enjoys a central location in the Old City. The original building housing the hotel dates back to 1873, and it has been... More

6 Ballantrae Albany Hotel

4 stars
3.6 / 5 12 reviews

37 - 49 Albany Street Map

Ballantrae Albany Hotel Edinburgh is a classic retreat equipped with modern comforts set centrally in this heritage-rich and vibrant Scotland capital. Ideal for a short visit or long-term stay,... More

7 Twelve Picardy Place

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

12 Picardy Place Map

Featuring elegantly furnished accommodations and a chic restaurant set in the heart of the city, Twelve Picardy Place Edinburgh Hotel makes for an ideal haven for sophisticated travellers exploring... More

8 Queens Guest House

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

45 Queen Street Map

Housed in a restored Georgian building, Queens Guest House Edinburgh offers a suitable base with tasteful accommodations, gracious hospitality and central location in Edinburgh. This family-owned... More

9 Grassmarket Hotel

3 stars
4.4 / 5 13 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

10 Inn On The Mile

3 stars
4.8 / 5 6 reviews

82 High Street, Royal Mile Map

With tasteful accommodations in a central location, The Inn on The Mile makes for an ideal starting point for exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed, Old and New Towns of Edinburgh. This... More