This excellent modern museum in Edinburgh's Old Town displays artifacts from across Scotland, including Viking brooches, Pictish carved stones, ancient chessmen, medieval oak carvings and more.

Facts & Stats on National Museum of Scotland

Go Historic ID
318741
Names
National Museum of Scotland
Dates
1991-98

Visitor & Contact Information

Address
Chambers Street
Edinburgh, Scotland
EH1 1JF
Website
www.nms.ac.uk
Contact
0131 225 7534

Essays on National Museum of Scotland

Description of National Museum of Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland occupies a striking modern building designed by the architectural firm Benson and Forsyth and constructed from 1991 to 1998. Made of creamy yellow Moray sandstone, it features a large round tower that stands prominently at the intersection of two major roads in Edinburgh's Old Town. Although very modern, the architecture of the National Museum is inspired by historic Scottish brochs, tower houses and tenements.

Inside, the National Museum of Scotland displays some 12,000 objects from all periods of Scotland's history, from the prehistoric era to the modern day... view full text »

Resources for National Museum of Scotland

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Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Title
National Museum of Scotland - Edinburgh, Scotland