The National Museum of Scotland is situated on Chambers Street in Edinburgh (in the heart of the Old Town, and just a few minutes walk from the Royal Mile). An imposing modern building, it nevertheless doesn’t look out of place amongst the Old Town buildings. The museum’s remit is to explore, in its own words “the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, art and design, science and technology and Scottish history, all under one roof”.
It is a wonderful place in which to spend an entire day with exhibitions ranging, as you might expect, from art to science and biology. So you’re just as likely to view an exhibit about ice age mammoths as one about the Higgs boson, art or sculpture.
Where to stay for the Edinburgh Museums
Visitors to Edinburgh are spoilt for choice with the wealth of culture, arts and museums just waiting to be explored, but we can offer the visitor to Edinburgh a large variety of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.
Our wide choice of city centre accommodation includes guest houses, boutique hotels, cottages and many more, ranging from homely to luxurious and elegant – and why not consider escaping the crowds and staying a little further afield in the outer city area, or even along the North Berwick and Dunbar coastline. See below for more details.