When you are looking for an attraction to entertain everyone in the family a great place to start is with one of Edinburgh’s many museums. They are informative, fun and interactive, and best of all many of them have no entrance fee!
The pick of the bunch has to be the National Museum of Scotland in Chambers Street. They have a wonderful Egyptian collection, an impressive natural history section, a fascinating science and technology section and loads of interactive exhibits. You can dig for dinosaur bones, put on your own shadow puppet play or try out the racing simulator.
If you and your family are interested in the arts you are spoiled for choice. The city of Edinburgh is home to three of Scotland’s national galleries (the National Gallery of Scotland on the Mound, the Gallery of Modern Art and the National Portrait Gallery) and the wonderful City Art Center. Each has an impressive permanent collection of art works and regularly hosts temporary exhibitions of featured artists or artistic styles. All have fun activities and creative workshops to keep the little ones, and bigger ones, amused.
To combine entertainment with education why not head to Our Dynamic Earth. Fascinating interactive exhibits take you inside a volcano, to the depths of the ocean, though a tropical rain forest and soaring over spectacular polar ice floes.
For some great days out just check out our list of the best family friendly museums in Edinburgh.