Isle Treasure - found on the Shetland
Isles in 1958, featuring Silver Brooches
and Bowls, dated to around the 700s.
Brooch & other Celtic Brooches -
700s Brooch found at Hunterston in North
Ayrshire around 1826.
Chessmen - 1100s Chess Pieces found
on the Isle of Lewis in 1831.
Cadboll Stone & other Pictish
Stones - discovered at Easter Ross in the
north of Scotland, dated to around the
Mazer - Medieval Communal Feasting
Cup dated to the 1300s, thought to be the
Cup of Scottish Kings.
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
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 Museum.
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