"When I forget thee, Auld Reekie, may my right hand forget it's cunning" R.L. Stevenson

The National Museum of Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street is one of the world’s great national museums with 16 galleries containing over 8000 objects, which walk visitors through modern scientific discoveries, the many wonders of nature and the diverse cultures of the world.
The Museum is full of interactive displays for all ages and there is even a special interactive area set aside for young children.
The museum has a shop and two cafés, one in the basement as you enter and the other on the first floor balcony. There is also has a roof top terrace with offers spectacular views over Edinburgh.
The National Museum of Scotland’s highlights include:
* The eight remaining Arthur’s Seat miniature coffins, which feature in Ian Rankin’s book ‘The Falls‘
* Bronze Age weapons that were found in Duddingston Loch in 1778
* Celtic jewelry including the Hunterston Brooch
* Cramond lioness, a Roman-era sculpture found at the River Almond at Cramond in 1997
* The stuffed body of Dolly the Sheep, the world’s first cloned mammal
* Paintings by Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh, wife of the architect & designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh
* Pictish artifacts such as the Hilton of Cadboll Stone and the silver Whiteleuch Chain
* Sculptures by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
* Ten of the Lewis Chessmen, 12th century pieces that feature in a game, Wizard’s Chess, in the Harry Potter films
* The Migdale Hoard, a priceless collection of early Bronze Age jewellery
* The Tyrrell 003, Sir Jackie Stewart‘s 1971 World Championship Formula One racing car

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