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Mechanical Marvels at the National Museum of Scotland

The Mister and I stumbled upon this amazing museum totally by mistake. We had just escaped the crowd on the Royal Mile after picking up our tickets for Fringe and were looking for a quieter place to look at the map. We soon found ourselves on the stone steps outside the National Museum of Scotland with a few hours to kill before our first show. A few hours wasn’t nearly enough!

The first visit was spent mostly in the ancient history section, but we went back a second day to check out the rest of the historical and industrial arts exhibits. If you are a fan of steam engines, elaborate clockwork, intricate model ships and all manner of shiny things, don’t miss this stop if you find yourself in Edinburgh. The museum recently underwent a massive renovation, but the largest gallery dates to the Victorian era and calls to mind the pictures I have seen of the Crystal Palace.

I hope you enjoy the gallery of photos below. (Click on any picture to see a them in a different view).

Have you ever visited this museum? Did you have a favorite part?

Leave a comment below!

2 responses

  1. Wow! Definitely on my itinerary for my next trip to Edinburgh! We visited a couple of years ago and totally missed this museum.

    That sea chest looks like something out of Harry Potter.

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    August 13, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    • I know what you mean! I half expected to see mad eye Moody way at the bottom…

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      August 13, 2014 at 5:19 pm

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