National War Museum

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National War Museum of Scotland
National War Museum
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG
  • Telephone 0300 123 6789
  • Opening times 1 Apr–30 Sep daily 9.45am–5.45pm; 1 Oct–31 Mar daily 9.45am–4.45pm.
  • Seasonal times Closed 25 & 26 Dec.
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Covid-19 precautions

A range of safety measures are in place in line with Scottish Government guidelines. This includes pre-booked timed entry, face coverings, enhanced cleaning, sneeze screens, and hand sanitising stations. Please do not visit the museum if you or anyone in your household has any symptoms of Coronavirus.

We want you to have a safe and enjoyable visit. During your visit, we ask you to:

Wear a face covering in our indoor spaces.

Please keep your distance from others.

Use the hand sanitiser provided.

Please note card payments only.

Wash your hands often.

Any questions? Our Visitor Experience team will be delighted to help.
Last updated: 23 August 2021

Located inside Edinburgh Castle, the museum explores over 400 years of the Scottish military experience. Exhibits include weapons and uniforms from various conflicts, a gallery of military paintings and recruitment posters, and occasional weekend events bring warriors from the ages to life in stirring demonstrations and workshops.

Within the walls of Edinburgh Castle, discover the impact of war on Scotland's history, identity and reputation abroad. We have made some changes to make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible. As the National War Museum is located within Edinburgh Castle, please refer to the Edinburgh Castle website to buy your tickets and plan a visit.

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Legacies of Empire

Legacies of Empire examines the histories connected to objects brought back from colonial conflict by the military forces of the British Empire.

Mon 26 Dec

Free / 0300 123 6789

Sun 1 Jan 2023

Free / 0300 123 6789