The National Museum of Scotland is –in my opinion–one of the BEST museums ever! It is extremely kid friendly, huge, and (as of last time I visited) free to go to. It has so many exhibits. Last time I visited, they opened about five more exhibits. The museum has lots of restaurants, gift shops, and bathrooms–you can easily spend DAYS there!
On the walls and in the main area are some pretty huge and amazing things–including a four seater bike, some old typewriters, and even a tiny LEGO (and perfectly done and accurate) version of the museum!
One of our favorite places last time we went was in the space History of Scotland. They had a kid’s playspace, and they had some historical costumes for kids to put on. They also had some puzzles and fun activities in there, and right next to it are the exhibits, with lots of historical artifacts.
They have a really cool animal section, and they have some dinosaur skeletons and some cool gemstones–including a few that you can touch!
The Technology section is amazing! They have a racecar simulation that you can ride in (be careful, the line for that can be VERY long). They also have Dolly the Sheep, the first cloned sheep! They have some tablets with games on them, such as a game where you have to figure out the best places to put windmills to get the most amount of energy. They also have a cool Make Your Own Robot Game.
The world cultures area is really well done. They had one section that I really enjoyed about Ancient Egypt. The different parts of this area had different artifacts from all over the world, and there were some crafts to do too.
The Art and Design section is really fun to look at! They had some fancy shoes, and dresses, including some old dresses from European history. They also had some cool sculptures.
The museum also has free tours and fun activities for kids. One of the activities we did when we were there was making your name with beads and straws in Morse Code onto a piece of yarn to make a bracelet.