The National War Museum of Scotland is the story of Scotland at war. Within the walls of Edinburgh Castle the National War Museum tells the story of battles lost and won, through military artefacts and personal treasures. The National War Museum covers 400 years of Scotland at war from the 17th century through permanent exhibits and special exhibitions. It was formerly known as the Scottish United Services Museum, and prior to this, the Scottish Naval and Military Museum.
In addition to tyhe fine collection of uniforms arms and materiel associated with the numerous Scottish military adventures there are special exhibitions. Currently the museum is celebrating the cetenary of the First World War; 1914 brought war to Scotland on what would prove to be an unprecedented scale. The impact of the conflict would be felt in every part of the country through a range of experiences. Among these was the profound personal experience of separation and loss, an ordeal which Scottish families and communities went through in common with their counterparts among all the combatant nations. Life Support : Stories from The Royal Regiment of Scotland; marking The Royal Regiment of Scotland’s first decade of operations, this exhibition offers a fresh perspective on the combat and peacekeeping work of Scotland's infantry soldiers and support network.
The museum is housed in Edinburgh castle and admission is included in the Castle admission. The museum is fully wheelchair accessible and assistance dogs are welcomed.
Location : Edinburgh Castle
Transport: Edinburgh Castle
Opening Times : Daily 09:45 to 17:45
Tickets : Edinburgh Castle
Tel: 0300 123 6789