National Museum of Scotland
History buffs should not miss this sprawling museum housed in adjacent ultramodern and classic Victorian buildings—the latter with a magnificent birdcage Great Hall. The monarchs of the auld nation are explained in exhibits, as is the movement of tectonic plates that created the landmass of Scotland. The Industrial Revolution and scientific advances in modern Scottish history receive extra attention, while much of the art and design exhibitions are currently closed to make way for future galleries.
By Barry Shelby
Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, UK
+44 300 123 6789
Sun - Sat 10am - 5pm