National War Museum

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At the National War Museum, located within Edinburgh Castle, visitors can explore over 400 years of the Scottish military experience and uncover stories of courage and determination, victory and defeat, heroics and heartbreak.

Displays focus on the experience of battle through the eyes of Scottish servicemen. Please note that entry to the National War Museum is free with admission to Edinburgh Castle (part of Historic Scotland).

Venue information

Opening times

1 April – 30 Sept 9:45-17:45
1 Oct – 29 March 9:45-16:45
Closed 25 and 26 December
New Year's Day: 11:00-17:00

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