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National Museum of Scotland

Museum of Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh was formed in 2006 with the merger of the new “Museum of Scotland” and the “Royal Museum”. The combined collections include: Scottish antiquities, culture and history,  plus science and technology, natural history, and world cultures. The two connected buildings stand beside each other in central Edinburgh.

The Masterpieces of the National Museum of Scotland include:

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Essential Facts:

  • Name:                   National Museum of Scotland
  • Architecture:       Victorian Romanesque Revival and Modern
  • City:                       Edinburgh
  • Country:               Scotland
  • Constructed:        1861
  • Inaugurated:       1866
  • Renovated:          2011


“A day to come seems longer than a year that’s gone.” Scottish Proverb



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