Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh) Reviews
Description:Chambers Street, Edinburgh. Tel: +44 (0)131 225 7534(voice) +44 (0)131 247 4027 (Minicom) Fax: +44 (0)131 220 4819.
Newest Review: ... feel is a great advertisement ploy to make you purchase items from the shop or from the cafe. The cafe is located next to the first room that we visited, I attended the museum with my boyfriend we are 23 and 25. This proves that the museum is fun for everyone even adults aged 23 and 25. The first room is aimed at children with various games, such as rocket power, renewable energy observation ... more
Customer Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh) Reviews (7)
by - written on 20/10/12 (Very useful, 33 readings)
The National Museum of Scotland located on the corner of George IV bridge and Chambers Street is a modern looking building surrounded by 18th and 19th century old fashioned buildings, it stands out among the other buildings in the area. The location of the museum is easily accessible from both Waverly Station and St Andrews Bus Station, you can get buses such as the 23, 35, 45, 27, from Princes Street which will take you to the museum with bus stops opposite. The inside of the museum is very clean and looks like it is extremely well looked after, to enter the main body of the museum you have to walk past the gift shop and the cafe, which I feel is a great ... Read the complete review
by - written on 13/10/01, updated on 13/10/01 (Very useful, 133 readings)
One of the most striking new landmarks in Edinburgh?s historic Old Town has got to be the new Museum of Scotland, which was opened by the Queen in December 1998. Designed by architects Benson and Forsyth, it has been described as the finest Scottish building of the twentieth century; I certainly found it an impressive and original structure. My visit to the museum last week was again part of my postgraduate course in museum studies, so I was looking at everything there with a critical eye; I hope that this viewpoint will lead to an op that other members find useful and informative. ● Location The Museum of Scotland can be found on Chambers ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/04/01, updated on 21/04/01 (Very useful, 40 readings)
When you look at the Museum of Scotland from the outside it does not look like an enormous building, but when you get inside it is amazing just how much there is to see here. The museum is housed over six floors and the exhibits are displayed in chronological order starting at the basement with Early People (8000 BC) working up to the Twentieth Century on the sixth floor. The museum was only opened in December 1998 so there is a wonderful feeling of freshness about the whole place. The museum presents the history of Scotland, telling the story of the land, its people and their achievements. Over the different floors there are many rooms and halls and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/09/00, updated on 12/09/00 (Useful, 19 readings)
The best way to spend a wet miserable day in Edinburgh is to haul yourself down to the National Museum, for the price of a couple of pints you can spend the whole day marvelling at the achievements of your ancestors. Not only will you be entertained you will be educated too! Not suprisingly many of the exhibitions are directly related to Scottish history so I guess Scots will find it more interesting than most, but don't let put you off! As with most museums some bits might not be to your taste - I found the whole floor of dug up bronze bits and pieces a bit dull - but there is enough in the place to be able to move quickly on to the next display. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/08/00, updated on 21/08/00 (Very useful, 67 readings)
What happens to you after you die? Where will you be going? These are the questions that the exhibition "Heaven and Hell" is trying to answer. Well, the real answer is of course unknown, but this exhibition is a fascinating journey into rituals and beliefs about death worldwide. Its strength lies in its multicultural, comparative approach: For each of the relevant aspects of death and afterlife, the view is not restricted to one culture or a few religions. Instead, exhibits from different times and places give you a glimpse of the wide variety of approaches that humans have taken to understand and live with the experience of death and dying. The displayed ... Read the complete review
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