Under the one roof, you can explore natural history, cultures from across the world, art, fashion, design, transport, communication, science, technology and so much more. In addition to its own objects and artefacts, this museum often has visiting exhibits from the British Museum and Natural History Museum.
Edinburgh doesn’t get more family-friendly than the Museum of Childhood. Kids can find out what it was like to grow up in bygone eras whilst the grown-ups reminisce. It spans the 18th - 21st centuries and has some iconic items for sale in the shop.
Prepare to have your mind blown. Dynamic Earth uses cutting-edge technology, state-of-the-art interactive displays and a 360 film experience take you on a journey through time to tell the awesome story of planet earth. Polar ice caps, tropical rainforests and a bubbling volcano included.
Set within Edinburgh Castle, the National War Museum is all about Scotland at war. You’ll find out how Scotland’s unique terrain has shaped its military history as well as learning about today’s military and Scotland’s role in major battles of the past.
It’s not strictly in Edinburgh but definitely worth a mention in case you have a car - or love planes. It charts the history of aviation from WWI to the present through real aircraft, hangars, interactive exhibitions and supersonic experiences.
Three floors of masterpieces from artists such as Rubens, Cezanne and Constable await at this world-class fine art gallery. Grab a bite at The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant to sample local food and enjoy views of Princes Street Gardens.
From historical figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots through to contemporary pioneers of sport, science and the arts, Scotland’s past and present is represented through the Scottish National Portrait Gallery’s collection of faces. The building itself is thought to be one of Edinburgh’s best.
A fifteen walk from the Princes Street, this remarkable gallery is made up of the Modern One and Modern Two buildings and a sculpture park. Don’t miss the chance to see works by Henry Moore, David Hockney, Tracey Emin, Anthony Gormley, Matisse, Picasso and other such modern greats.
Anyone interested in contemporary art and architecture shoul visit the Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture. It champions artists at all stages of their career through exciting exhibitions, events and talks.
Whether it's the city centre, next to Edinburgh Castle, or Princes Street, or on the outskirts of town, we have the right hotel for you. Flying in for a business trip and we've hotels next to Edinburgh Airport. And if you're looking for a family-friendly hotel for a weekend break we have those aswell.