About the National Museum of Scotland
It is open all year excluding Christmas and New Year public holidays. Normal hours is Monday to Sunday 10am to 5pm but you can double check the website to see if there have been any changes. Admission is free…yes totally free, although you can make a donated if you wish.
Parking is available on Chambers Street (Pay and Display) but there is also a couple of NCP car parks in and around Edinburgh. If you check out the National Museum website you can find some more information out about the special discounts for using an NCP car park at Castle Terrace.
Food & Drinks
Onsite there is are a few options for eating. There is a restaurant on Level 0, a cafe on level 3 and also a restaurant on level 5. We headed to the cafe on Level 3 as we only wanted a snack. It sells various items like soup, cakes, and sandwiches. It was pretty expensive with a baguette at £4.95, but with admission being free then you can expect the food to be expensive. I asked for a sandwich without butter for our youngest and they were happy to go away and make one up for him.
Great day out with the kids. There is so much to see and we didn’t even see all of the levels in the Royal museum. The museum is child friendly as there are baby changing facilities on most levels and also lifts so you don’t have to carry your pram up and down the stairs. If you are in Edinburgh then you must check out this museum.
* Reviews are our own opinion. We haven’t been paid in anyway for writing this.