National War Museum ***

Region: Edinburgh

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A fascinating insight in scotland's military history, from world-changing events to the everyday life of Scottish servicemen.

Over the centuries, many Scots have gone into battle, sometimes as paid forces for armies overseas. Why did they choose to spend their lives as soldiers, sailors or airmen? The lure of foreign travel, salary or a pension may have played a part. Trace developments in warfare as swords were replaced in the 18th century by guns and see how weapons evolved.

Relive the dark days of the World Wars through personal witness. This is the story of the regular Scot, the human aspect of war, told through personal letters and mementoes as much as military equipment.


  • Uniforms & Insigna,
  • Medals & Decorations,
  • Weapons,
  • Paintings,