Edinburgh Museums/ Galleries
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Scotland, Edinburgh Guide (A): Edinburgh Museums/ Galleries

A guide to Museums and galleries here in this historic and cultural city. You will see what delights and treasures are kept here. A mixture of art, history and childhood all on one tour. Whether it be uphill or downhill walking you will enjoy what this magical city has to offer.
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Guide Name: Edinburgh Museums/ Galleries
Guide Location: Scotland » Edinburgh
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (A))
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 6.0 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Our Dynamic Earth   Museum Of Edinburgh   Museum of Childhood   Sir Jules Thorn Exhibition of the History of Surgery Museum   National Museum of Scotland   City Art Centre   National Galleries of Scotland   The Royal Scottish Academy  
Author: Alex Tull
Author Bio: My name is Alex. I love my family and the city of Edinburgh.
Our Dynamic Earth

1) Our Dynamic Earth

In this amazing architechture and in the shadow of Arthur's Seat and opposite the Scottish Parliament sits a 5* tourist attraction which is for anybody and anyone. You get to travel through time back to when it all began and head through the ages to the modern day. Experience evolution, dinosaurs, under the sea, and even a real iceberg. Different galleries for you to enjoy and explore the history of earth. Then not to be missed the last part of the tour is about the future and what is in...
Museum Of Edinburgh

2) Museum Of Edinburgh

Located on the famous Royal Mile which on its own is a fantastic place to visit and see all of its history, this museum offers you everything from the historical to the present day and has decorative art for you to see. If you want aswell there are many workshops for the whole family to experience and enjoy. Pottery, stone work and porcelain all dating back as far as the 18th century. Artefacts and objects that represent this city and its past can be found in the rooms. Greyfriars bobby's...
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Museum of Childhood

3) Museum of Childhood

Located once again on the Royal Mile, a museum that will appeal to everyone. Founded by a gentleman who was very passionate about toys and games. Spanning 3 centuries the collection is vast. It will teach youngsters about the past and the toys and games that they had many many years ago. Teddies that are very rare and valuable, dolls from the 18th century, trains and more all on show for you to enjoy. A very fascinating museum for the young at heart. So enjoy your memories of the toys that grew...
Sir Jules Thorn Exhibition of the History of Surgery Museum

4) Sir Jules Thorn Exhibition of the History of Surgery Museum

A different sort of museum for you to see. This museum is about surgery in Edinburgh, dating back to 1505. It is not for the faint hearted as it may turn your stomach. As it goes into very deep detail on how the procedures were taken out. A sometimes gruesome guide into this subject and how it has come a very long way. So for this unique experience and you think you can stomach this museum or you are just intrigued then this is very interesting place to visit. Also look out for the work of the...
National Museum of Scotland

5) National Museum of Scotland

A fantastic museum to come and visit. Inside this fairly new building that was finished in 1998 you will find exhibits that always has interesting collections on offer for the visitor. Everything from arts, to specific exhibitions on selected subjects. Sciences, archaeology, technology all available for you to browse and enjoy. You can explore fossils, culture, history, there is so much to see in this building you will not know where to start. It will take the interest of everyone, young and old...
City Art Centre

6) City Art Centre

In a building dating back to the 19th century sits A beautifully presented art gallery that was turned into a gallery in 1980, houses a great collection of scottish art that has been recognised on a national level. With art from all over the world, you will find the exhibitions are interesting and always very suiting to the visitor. Objects from the egyptian era and famous film objects have all been shown here. There is photography and contempary art available for viewing. With 6 floors a...
National Galleries of Scotland

7) National Galleries of Scotland

Sitting in the middle of an area called the Mound which is situated in between the old and new town is a great Gallery to see a wonderful collection of Modern Art. The building itself began its construction in 1850, the first members of the public entered to see its exhibits in 1889. Scottish Modern Art is also on display, everything from the 16th century right up to the modern day. You don't need to be able to crack the Da Vinci Code to know this is not be missed. You don't need to be...
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The Royal Scottish Academy

8) The Royal Scottish Academy

Again located in this magnificent location again on the Mound in view of the magnificent Castle that dominates this city. A place that holds contemporary art and has been putting on exhibitions since 1827. This amazing building has been here since 1826. A range of exhibitions are held here throughout the year and brilliant collections, a wonderful gallery to visit whilst in Edinburgh. Visual arts, paintings all being presented to the highest standard for you to enjoy in a city so full of history...
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