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The National War Museum is housed in Edinburgh, and forms part of National Museums Scotland. It is located within Edinburgh Castle, and admission is included in the entry charge for the castle. The National War Museum covers 400 years of Scotland at war from the 17th century through permanent exhibits and special exhibitions.[2]

National War Museum, Edinburgh
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Coordinates55°56′56″N 3°12′05″W / 55.948965°N 3.2014781°W / 55.948965; -3.2014781Coordinates: 55°56′56″N 3°12′05″W / 55.948965°N 3.2014781°W / 55.948965; -3.2014781
Visitors798,165 (2018)[1]

It was formerly known as the Scottish United Services Museum,[3] and prior to this, the Scottish Naval and Military Museum.

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  1. ^ "ALVA - Association of Leading Visitor Attractions". Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  2. ^ Li, Martin (30 May 2017). Adventure Guide to Scotland. Hunter Publishing, Inc. p. 41. ISBN 9781588434067.
  3. ^ Wright, Christopher; Gordon, Catherine May (2006). British and Irish Paintings in Public Collections: An Index of British and Irish Oil Paintings by Artists Born Before 1870 in Public and Institutional Collections in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Yale University Press. p. 30. ISBN 0300117302.

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