Royal Museum (The)

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by artslover on April 8, 2006

The Royal Museum of Scotland sits next to the new Museum of Scotland. The older building and the new building are connected. While the Museum of Scotland focuses on Scotland's history, the Royal Museum is a more eclectic collection of art and artifacts from around the world, although mostly Europe.

The space itself is wonderful. You enter into a light-filled ground floor that rises three stories up. Except for special exhibits, no admission is charged. The ground floor has a simple cafe, an area for children's activities, and pools with fish. It can be very soothing just to sit and gaze around. At the far end is the Millennium Clock, a fascinating sculpture and mechanical piece created for the year 2000.

The displays we enjoyed were the stuffed rare animals and birds, and a display of glass.
National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1JF
0300 123 6789

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