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  • Children enjoying a tractor ride at Almond Valley Heritage Centre
    Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Livingston
  • A visitor looks up at the Concorde in the National Museum of Flight
    The Concorde Experience
  • The Animal World Gallery at the National Museum of Scotland
    The National Museum of Scotland
  • The People's Story Museum on the Royal Mile
    The People's Story Museum
  • A group take a tour of the Scottish Mining Museum
    The Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange, Midlothian

Explore the museums in Edinburgh & The Lothians and uncover a variety of fascinating exhibitions for young and old.

See the T-Rex at the National Museum of Scotland, the Concorde at the National Museum of Flight and Steiff Bears at the world’s only dedicated Museum of Childhood.

Take a look through the information to plan your trip to museums in Edinburgh & The Lothians and see what you can uncover.

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  1. Our Dynamic Earth

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    Science Centres

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    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Our Dynamic Earth - it's the Mother Earth of all adventures! Situated at the foot of Edinburgh's spectacular Salisbury Crags.

  2. Museum Of Childhood

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    Museums

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    3 Museum

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Described as 'the noisiest museum in the world'.

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    3 Visitor Attraction

    Linlithgow

    Cruise to the Avon Aqueduct on "St Magdalene" - a 40 seater canal boat. Departs 2:30 returns 5pm Sat & Sun. Half hour Town Boat Trips from 2 till 4:30pm. Tearoom and Canal Museum. Also charters & Hires.

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    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Home to important collections on the history of Edinburgh, from prehistoric times to the present day.

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    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Scotland’s premier research library stages major exhibitions in summer and winter and showcases a selection of treasures throughout the year from the 15 million items it holds. Entry is free. It also runs a year round events programme, workshops and

  6. Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Take a sensational journey through a replica distillery, before your expert guide imparts the secrets of the Whisky regions. Finally, you'll choose your perfect 'dram', and taste it in The World's Largest Whisky Collection.

  7. The People's Story

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    Museums

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    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Edinburgh

    Housed in the late 16th century Canongate Tolbooth opposite Huntly House, ' The People's Story ' is a museum with a difference.

  8. Bennie Museum

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    Museums

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    3 Museum

    Bathgate

    The Bennie Museum opened in 1989 as a museum of Bathgate's history and life.

  9. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    The Regimental museum is housed in Edinburgh Castle and through paintings, artefacts, silver and medals their fascinating story is told, from formation to the present day.

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    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Newtongrange

    Marvel at the sheer size of the National Mining Museum, be astounded by the engineering brilliance behind all the machinery and retrace the footsteps and struggles of the thousands of miners and their families before you.

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