National Museum of Scotland

Maybe it’s the architecture of the Grand Gallery. Or the intriguing Millennium Clock. Or that no matter how many times you visit, there’s always something new to explore.

If you manage to lure the kids away from the Animal World Gallery, you’ll find endless interactive exhibitions covering nature, art, design, science and technology, all under one roof (great for a rainy day) and mostly free to enter. Stop in for an hour or stay all day – either way, you’ll have a great time.

Top tip: Look out for the unbelievably detailed three-metre model of the museum – it’s made up of 90,000 LEGO bricks!

Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF