Joy of Museums

Museums, Art Galleries & Historical Sites

Edinburgh Museums

Edinburgh Castle Rock

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and its second largest city. Recognised as the capital of Scotland since at least the 15th century, Edinburgh is home to the Scottish Parliament and the seat of the monarchy in Scotland.

Edinburgh is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries and other cultural institutions, including the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery.

Edinburgh has some of the greatest museums of the world. Featured in “Joy of Museums” are the following:

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Essential Facts:

  • City:                               City of Edinburgh
  • Sovereign State:          United Kingdom
  • Country:                       Scotland
  • Founded:                      Prior to 7th century AD
  • Burgh Charter:           1125
  • City status:                  1889
  • Population:                 1.3 Million metro area


Interactive Views of Edinburgh Castle:


“Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead.” Scottish Proverb



Photo Credit: By Saffron Blaze (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons