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Fun, Interesting and Time Consuming.
Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh)
Member Name: vickijohn2012
Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh)
Advantages: Fun, Lots to see and do, interesting, caters for all ages and interests.
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 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 game, space machines, dolly the sheep, racing cars and train travel, where you can play games related to all of these aspects of science.
The Scottish parts of the museum covers all memorable parts of scottish history and has artifacts dating back to all eras, there are items from the Jacobite rebellion, the battles of culloden etc. The museum also has inspiring quotes written on the wall, such as quotes from Braveheard, stated by William Wallace, which inspires Scottish heritage and patriotism. The first object which was noticeable when we visited, was Jackie Stewarts formula one racing car, along with his helmet and his suit, this is a great part of scottish racing history. The museum also covers all major aspects of Scottish life, such as communication, travel, by road, rail, air and sea as well as famous sports people, which they also have a room dedicated to these.
The other half of the museum is dedicated solely to animals, with many models of every animal you could ever think of, from both land and sea. The museum has animals of featured displays from the natural habitat of the various animals, such as the forest, the sea or the desert. There are also animals hanging from the ceiling which makes for interesting displays. There are also features where you can see how much you weigh and which animal you are most alike. You are not permitted to touch any of the displays, but this doesnt take away from the fun and interaction which can be had in the museum.
Overall I would say that the National Museum of Scotland is a fun and interesting day out, with lots to see and do, it is very time consuming but very fun at the same time, even for big kids like my boyfriend and myself. On the whole it is fun, considering it is free admission it is well worth the visit if you have a free day in Edinburgh.
Summary: Fun and interesting day out in the heart of edinburgh.
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