The National Museum of Scotland

Literally coming off the high of Arthurs Seat, we set off to find the National Museum of Scotland. Derek and I didn’t know what to expect, but we were thoroughly impressed by this museum. Although we didn’t have very long there, we managed to see quite a lot. The building itself was pretty, and the newest addition of the History of Scotland was so well done.

Scotlands National Museum

Scotland’s National Museum – Scotland 2016

It is one of Great Britains free museums, so I highly recommend just stopping in, at least for a visit to the exhibit on Scotland. It’s so insightful into Scotland’s past, present, and future.

Scotland quotes

A quote near the entry – Scotland 2016

The Lewis Chessman

The Lewis Chessman (some are here at the National Museum, while most can be found at the British Museum) – Scotland 2016

Scotland weaving

History of Scotland – Scotland 2016

There is really an overwhelming fountain of knowledge there, so reading ahead and checking out the highlights are encouraged. If you are still unsure, they offer a few free guided tours daily. Apart from the History of Scotland, the animal exhibit also really enticed us. The multi-story display is so enthralling.

Animal museum

The animal exhibit – Scotland 2016

We spent three hours in total there, and we could have spent quite a few more; they practically had to drag us out when the museum was closing. The National Museum of Scotland is possibly one of the best museums I have ever been to, I hope you make time to go if you are ever in Edinburgh!

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  1. March 4, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    It’s one of my favourite places. Did you manage to make it to the roof terrace?

    • cak95
      March 7, 2017 / 5:40 pm

      No, unfortunately not. We were one of the last one’s in there and practically were escorted out haha.

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