National Museum of Scotland
The National Museum of Scotland is another museum that is a favorite attraction in Scotland, and is a comprehensive museum that features the lives of the Scottish people, the different cultures and the land of Scotland. To gain access to the Museum of Scotland, visitors will have to pass through the Royal Museum building that exhibits beautiful collections that have been obtained internationally, that features spectacular nature's works of art, and that of science and culture. It also has a glass ceiling that captivates many visitors.
After passing through the Royal Museum, you will enter a world of past and present beauty. A building that takes visitors on a journey through the universe and back. The National Museum of Scotland is mostly dedicated to the history of Scotland, and has exhibits that are millions of years old and opened its doors to curious visitors in 1998. The building itself is a magnificent work of art and navigating through the museum can be difficult at times. Its seven floors of exhibits cannot be rushed as you might miss something of importance.
The collections that are housed in the Museum of Scotland include a rare collection of maps that were designed by Timothy Pont and originate from the sixteenth and seventeenth century. There are approximately 10 000 artefacts that are exhibited within the museum, including items that were used in the everyday lives of the Scottish in the past. Prehistoric jewellery and the flags that were raised at the Battle of Culloden can also be viewed. Crafts and war exhibits depict the Scottish independence struggles. Breathtaking artifacts that are dated back to Ancient Egypt, such as mummies, is an extraordinary exhibit as well as the Lewis Chessmen, of which the National Museum of Scotland is in possession of ten. The history from the year 1707 up and till World War I, is wonderfully exhibited and the roof top garden is not to be missed, not only for the sculptures, but for the magnificent view.
Paintings decorate the walls and sculptures that were created by the hands of Andy Goldsworth and Sir Eduardo Paolozzi are amongst the wonderful pieces of art in the Museum of Scotland. This marvelous attraction in Scotland has color coded its exhibits and there are numbers as well, to ensure that visitors to this museum do not unknowingly pass by some of the exhibits and assists in guiding you around the museum building. The National Museum of Scotland is a great experience and a museum attraction in Scotland that is comprehensive and recommended.