National Museum of Scotland

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The National Museum of Scotland is in two adjoining buildings in Chambers street in the Old Town - the modern building called the New Museum of Scotland. The older building is now mostly closed for refurbishment until 2011. The Museum collects everything related to Scotland, both ancient and modern: Viking brooches, Pictish stones, ancient chessmen, medieval oak carvings, ornate quaichs and Queen Mary\'s clarsach as well as the unusual, the weird and the wonderful - all under one roof. There is also a cafe and shop and is a museum that is particularly recommended to delight children.

National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh,
EH1 1JF
T Tel: 0131 225 7534
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The Old Town of Edinburgh is built on a ridge that rises gradually from the Palace of Holyrood to Edinburgh Castle. There are staircase lanes, called Wynds, that lead off this 'Royal Mile' that give the impression of the city being built on multiple levels and buildings that date from the 11th Century. The New Town is also a World Heritage Site with its mix of Georgian town houses and the earliest examples in Europe of tenement flats. The views to be had from the Castle, Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill are dramatic and inspiring.