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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

137 hotels near Royal Museum

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 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

5 Apex International

4 stars
4.4 / 5 35 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

6 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

7 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

8 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

9 Nira Caledonia Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

10 Gloucester Place Map

Stylish and luxurious, Nira Caledonia Hotel Edinburgh is housed on a historic building that offers a glimpse of Scottish hospitality and modern conveniences at the centre of Edinburgh. Apart from... More

10 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