Planning a Trip to Edinburgh, Your Ultimate Guide, Part 2: Museums, Galleries, ​and the Parliament…

Right, now that you’ve got your accommodation all set in Edinburgh, it’s not just all Castles and Palaces. There’s a different way to look at the history of the magnificent city!

Museums, Galleries, and the Parliament Building!

A beautiful city, Edinburgh has several Museums that you just have to check out! And this, even if you’re not generally a huge fan of museums!

1.Museum of Edinburgh
Set in a building that is almost inconspicuous except for the sign that says ‘Museum of Edinburgh’ up front, the museum is a fascinating look at the history of the city of Edinburgh. Open 10 am to 5 pm except for Sundays when it is 12 pm to 5 pm, the museum is also generally closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. So it might be a good idea to make sure it is open before you go.

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2. National War Museum
Located inside the Edinburgh Castle, the National War Museum is a must-see on your list of places to see in Edinburgh. With the entry fee already included in the Castle ticket, check out the timings before you visit. ( )
A wild ride of stories of wars in Scotland, the story of battles lost and won, several personal treasures and several more military artifacts, the museum is definite to pique your interests.

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3. National Museum Scotland
A massive building filled to the brim with everything you need to know about the history of Scotland and much more, this is one museum you will have to make time for, especially if you’re taking kids. Open between 10 am to 5 pm with free admission, the museum is filled with interesting items and so much fun, you’d never get bored.
The museum has also got a cafeteria right inside to even take a break before you finish looking at just about everything! (

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4. Scottish National Gallery
A beautiful gallery with several exhibitions, several rooms the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh is another place that you can’t miss!
Check out the website to find out which exhibition is going on right now! ( ) It truly is Art that inspires!

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5. Scottish Parliament Building
Right down the road from Arthur’s Seat and across the road from the Holyroodhouse Palace, the Scottish Parliament Building is another place to add to your list when you’re in Edinburgh! Welcoming visitors 6 days a week between 10 am to 5 pm, the parliament building offers several options to look around and learn. You can choose to go on any of the free or guided tours available, and don’t forget to try something at the local cafe! ( )

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And that’s not all there is to do in Edinburgh. Stay connected to the blog to learn more soon!

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