Find Scotland Tours that feature the Museum of Scotland.
|Address:||Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF|
|Operated by:||National Museum of Scotland|
|Opening Hours:||10.00 am to 5.00 pm everyday|
|Parking:||Pay & Display car park nearby|
|Languages:||English information boards, Audio Guides in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian|
|Accessibility:||Yes, ramps and lifts throughout|
|Cafe/Restaurant:||Yes, in the Royal Museum next door & on level 5 in the Tower Restaurant (one of the best and most stylish places to eat in Edinburgh).|
The Museum of Scotland is an excellent exhibition and a beautiful building that is both modern and yet still traditionally Scottish in its detail. It's a pity they didn’t get these architects to do the new Parliament building.
There are 8 levels to the museum. At the lowest level you are shown the pre-history, geology, and early people of Scotland. As you ascend the levels you progress through time with exhibits that explain how Scottish identity, monarchy, religion, trade, industry and culture evolved. There is a lot to see and it is all beautifully and imaginatively presented.
Be sure to collect a map of the museum from the information desk as the layout is a bit of a maze. You should also go all the way to the top and the Roof Terrace where the views of Old Edinburgh and the Castle are excellent.
This is a must see attraction!