National Museum of Scotland National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF, United Kingdom | 0300 123 6789 | Website

Great museum, not enough time to see it all!


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This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Wheelchair, Powerchair, Hidden Impairment


I spent a few hours in this museum. Easy to enter and get around. Not too much wait for a lift. Plenty to see that would spark many interests, space, dinosaurs, clothing, history of Scotland, technology and more. Loved the small wheelchair technology display.

Transport & Parking


Lots of issues in Edinburgh with dropped kerbs (non existent, too steep, not level and so in) so access was slightly more difficult because of that. At the entrance there’s a wheelchair accessible powered door by the revolving one. There were signs and brief descriptions to enable access around the museum. Lots of open areas and fairly easy to get around. The technology areas were more crowded which made it slightly more difficult but was still manageable. There were a few things not accessible to wheelchair users but nothing that made my visit less enjoyable. The gift shop wasn’t very accessible due to the displays. I didn’t try the cafes as I couldn’t see whether they offered options I could eat and looked less accessible due to all the tables.



Lifts were large enough for a powerchair and person with you. There was seating around but not much. Lots of larger spaces and interactive displays.



There was a changing places loo which was accessible via radar key. It was really clean and spacious enough. I didn’t check out other toilets as this was s great accessible space.




Vikki smiles, wearing headphones in front of a display Vikki wears headphones and sits in front of an old wooden telephone box. Vikki wears headphones and sits in front of a red telephone box. Speak and spell children’s toy. Racing wheelchair. A historic wheelchair. Whicker chair on wheels. Freedom one powerchair designed by Scottish wheelchair user.

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