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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. Gradings

    • 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.

  2. Gradings

    Edinburgh

  3. Prestongrange Museum

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    Museums

    Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Prestonpans

    Prestongrange is on the site of a former colliery. It tells the story - past and present - of local industries and the people who worked in them.

  4. Gradings

    • 5 Museum
    5 Museum

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    The National Museum of Scotland is one of the Top 10 UK visitor attractions, and in the Top 20 of the most visited museums and galleries in the world.

  5. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Dunbar

    16th century town house.

  6. Gradings

    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

  7. Gradings

    • 5 Museum
    5 Museum

    Athelstaneford

    Our historic First and Second World War airfield is full of atmosphere and home to 43 aircraft from the daunting early days of flight to the sleek sophistication of Concorde.

  8. Museum Of Childhood

    Type

    Museums

    Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Described as 'the noisiest museum in the world'.

  9. Our Dynamic Earth

    Type

    Science Centres

    Gradings

    • 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.

  10. 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.

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