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National Museum of Scotland

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Ranked #1 Must-Visit Museums in Edinburgh
Open Open from 10:00am-5:00pm
Recommended sightseeing time:1-3 hours
Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, UKMap

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The National Museum of Scotland is Edinburgh's largest national museum and a great place to visit. Scotland's history goes back hundreds of years. The city is also an old city with a very old history. The museum is very rich.


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The National Museum of Scotland was formed by the merger of the original Scottish Museum and the Royal Scottish Museum, and is considered one of the buildings of Scotland in the 20th century, adding a lively modern atmosphere to Edinburgh's Old Town. The architectural design of the museum echoes the unique history and natural environment of Scotland, especially the Round Tower in Edinburgh, forming an ingenious connection between history and modernity. The building is clad in Scottish golden sandstone, creating a weather-beaten ancient look. The triangular entrance hall is as high as seven floors, creating a sense of space full of tension, which is vividly likened to a "bird cage". The light is good, and the sun can almost fill every corner of the hall. Decorative pieces such as fountains and fish ponds add to the natural appeal.
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