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Edinburgh National Museum Guided Tour

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Experience hosted by Dario

2.5 hours
Includes tickets
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

No trip to Edinburgh is complete without a trip to the National Museum, one of Scotland’s most visited attractions. This 2-2,5h hour semi-private tour will take you on a mesmerizing journey through Scotland’s rich and unique past. In an intimate group of up to 8 people, your guide will introduce you to the nation’s treasures and you explore this tiny country’s impressive yet tumultuous history.

You will discover the museum’s extensive collection, including marvels of natural history and relics from the Middle Ages. Come face to face with items such as the Hunterston Brooch which dates back to the 700s, then learn all about the world-famous Lewis Chessmen carved from 12th century walrus task. Your guide will share stories about the true Macbeth, and you will hear the dramatic tale of Mary Queen of Scots whilst gawking at her jewellery.

You will discuss the country’s complicated history with neighbouring England, through war, independence and unification, leading up to today’s debates about Scottish nationalism and Scotland’s tenuous relationship with its UK partners today. Marvel at the working steam engines invented by James Watt and which helped fuel the Industrial Revolution. You’ll even get the chance to look out over Edinburgh from atop the museum, admiring never-seen-before beauty and history.
Other things to note
Wheelchair tours under request only
Bring Valid Photo ID
Arrive 15min before starting time to go through the security line. Latecomers risk missing the tour
No temporary exhibition included
Don't bring large bags or suitcases
This is a tour of the permanent collection
No trip to Edinburgh is complete without a trip to the National Museum, one of Scotland’s most visited attractions. This 2-2,5h hour semi-private tour will take you on a mesmerizing journey through Scotland’s rich and unique past. In an intimate group of up to 8 people, your guide will introduce you to the nation’s treasures and you explore this tiny country’s impressive yet tumultuous history.

You will discover the museum’s extensive…

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What's included

  • Tickets
    Entrance to National Museum of Scotland Permanent collection is free
From $130
/ person
Wed, Jan 27
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$130 per person
$130 per person
Thu, Jan 28
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$130 per person
$130 per person
Fri, Jan 29
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$130 per person
$130 per person

Meet your host, Dario

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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Hello, I am Dario and I am dedicated to providing you with the best that the city has to offer. Me, Connor, Angus, Fiona and Crhis are licensed guides, experts on the landmarks and museums that we'll visit with you.
We will share a mix of historical information, scandalous stories and surprising details about Edinburgh.
At the end, you'll have enjoyed yourself so much that you won't even realise how the hours have passed, and you'll be on your way to becoming a local expert yourself.
We're more than just storytellers. Young, passionate and engaging guides approach touring in a different way. We will bring a personal touch to each tour, adding our own favorite anecdotes and tips along the way.
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Hello, I am Dario and I am dedicated to providing you with the best that the city has to offer. Me, Connor, Angus, Fiona and Crhis are licensed guides, experts on the landmarks and museums that we'll visit with you.
We will share a mix of historical information, scandalous stories and surprising details about Edinburgh.
At the end, you'll have enjoyed yourself so much that you won't even realise how the hours have passed, and you'll be on your way to becoming a local expert yourse…
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Where you'll be

Highlights Generally Include:

Hunterston Brooch

Lewis Chessmen

Mary Queen of Scots treasures

Steam Engines

Cockcroft–Walton generator

Dolly the Sheep

Choose from available dates

3 available

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Photo ID with age (passport or ID card) for all participants