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Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites

National Museum of Scotland

Museum of Scotland

National 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 joint 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 galleries include 8,000 objects. Notable exhibits include Dolly the sheep, Ancient Egyptian exhibitions, a large kinetic sculpture named the Millennium Clock and The Maiden, an early form of a guillotine. The National Museum of Scotland collections includes artefacts from around the world, encompassing geology, archaeology, natural history, science, technology, art, and world cultures.

Historical Artifacts of the National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland

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

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

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