National War Museum

Investigate the story of Scotland at war within the historic setting of Edinburgh Castle.

Find out about life for Scots at war from the field of battle to the Home Front. Learn about the courage of Scots men and women in wartime, discover war stories and Scottish military life from weapons to the reality of war.

Discover uniforms, insignia and equipment, medals, decorations, weapons, paintings, ceramics and silverware, all of which throw light on Scotland's military history, from world-changing events to the everyday life of Scottish servicemen.

Uncover fascinating documents and photographs, from private snaps to regimental pictures, personal diaries to official documents.

Opening times:
1 April-30 Sept: 09:45-17:45
1 Oct-31 March: 9:45-16:45
Closed 25 and 26 December
New Year's Day: 11:00-17:00

Entry to the museum is included in admission to Edinburgh Castle.

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