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Royal Museum, Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians

Royal Museum
Chambers Street
Edinburgh and the Lothians

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The Royal Museum houses outstanding international collections of Decorative Arts, Science and Industry, Archaeology and the Natural World. Some exhibits are millions of years old, other less than a decade. Together they reflect the diversity of life on earth, and the ingenuity of humankind.

The Royal Museum is a magnificent Victorian building distinguished by its soaring glass-topped roof which floods the Main Hall with natural light.


Nearest UK Airport: Edinburgh
Months Open: Jan - Dec (exc Xmas day)
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Admission Price: Free
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Restaurant, café, refreshments

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