The National Museum of Scotland is situated in the
centre of Edinburgh on Chambers Street, a short walk
from the Royal Mile at George IV Bridge. The museum
is Free to visit.
The National Museum of Scotland was created in
2006 with the merger of the Royal Museum completed in
1861, and the Museum of Scotland completed in
The image top shows the more modern style Museum
of Scotland, with the Victorian style Royal Museum to
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This is a vast museum covering antiquities,
culture and history, science and technology, natural
history, world cultures, and historic Scottish
Some of the top Scotland related attractions
Migdale Hoard - priceless
early Bronze Age jewellery found at Bonar Bridge in
the Highlands in May 1900. Dated to around 2,000
Torrs Pony cap and
Horns - strange Iron Age bronze piece found in
the 1820s in Galloway, southwest Scotland, dated to
Cramond Lioness - a
Roman sculpture found in 1997 at the mouth of the
River Almond in Midlothian. The sculpture is of a
lion killing a bound male prisoner, dated to around
Whitecleuch Chain -
large Pictish silver chain found in Whitecleuch,
Lanarkshire in 1869, dated to around the 400s.
Monymusk Reliquary -
a 700s wood and metal box thought to have contained
Holy relics of St Columba.
St Ninian's Isle
Treasure - found on the Shetland Isles in 1958,
featuring silver brooches and bowls, dated to around
& other Celtic brooches - 700s brooch found at
Hunterston in North Ayrshire around 1826.
Lewis chessmen -
1100s chess pieces found on the Isle of Lewis in
Hilton of Cadboll
Stone & other Pictish Stones - discovered at
Easter Ross in the north of Scotland, dated to around
Bute mazer - medieval
communal feasting cup dated to the 1300s, thought to
be the cup of Scottish kings.
Scottish Maiden - an
early guillotine in use from the 1500s to 1700s for
executions in Edinburgh. The device was first used in
1564 during the reign of Mary Queen of Scots, said to
have been used to execute around 120 people.
Flags of the Scottish Jacobite forces and Union
forces at the Battle of Culloden in
Dolly the Sheep - the first
cloned mammal created from an adult cell in 1996 by
the University of Edinburgh. Dolly died aged 6, her
stuffed remains are now one of the top attractions in
The Statue of Greyfriars Bobby is
situated across the road from the museum. This is
Scotlands most famous dog, a Skye Terrier said to
have spent 14 years guarding the grave of his owner
in the historic Greyfriars Kirkyard
until he died himself in 1872.