National Museum of Scotland.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

The National Museum of Scotland (map) in Edinburgh, was formed in 2006 with the merger of the new Museum of Scotland, with collections relating to Scottish antiquities, culture and history, and the adjacent Royal Scottish Museum’ (opened in 1866 as the Edinburgh Museum of Science and Ar), with international collections covering science and technology, natural history, and world cultures.

One of the more notable exhibits is the stuffed body of *Dolly the sheep, the first successful cloning of a mammal from an adult cell. Other highlights include Ancient Egyptian exhibitions, one of Elton John’s extravagant suits, the Jean Muir Collection of costume and a large kinetic sculpture named the Millennium Clock.

Also сheck оut мore info: Plan your visitCollections & Research

The galleries in the newer building present Scottish history in an essentially chronological arrangement, beginning at the lowest level with prehistory to the early medieval period, with later periods on the higher levels. The Victorian building, as reopened in 2011, contains four zones (each with numerous galleries), covering natural history, world cultures (including galleries on the South Pacific, East Asia, and Ancient Egypt), European art and design, and science & technology.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland. Old volcanoes ensure a dramatic natural setting, with the imposing castle atop one. Beneath its guard, the city combines medieval relics, Georgian grandeur and a powerful layer of modern life with contemporary avant-garde.

The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh (map) were listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1995.

Read more in our article on Edinburgh

Walking should always be your first choice within central Edinburgh. The centre is compact – most of the sights and major tourist attractions are within the Old Town (mainly around the Castle and Royal Mile) and New Town, and are at most 15 min walk apart.

 

Public transport.

Guide to traveling to and getting around in Great Britain.

Transport for Edinburgh / Download App

TRAVELINE – Provides online travel planner services for all public transportation across Great Britain. They also have separate planners dedicated to specific regions.

Also сheck оut мore info: Getting Around Edinburgh (edinburgh.org) • GETTING AROUND SCOTLAND (visitscotland.com) • Getting around Britain (visitbritain.com).

BUS: Lothian BusesFirst Group – buses around the city and suburbs. National Express | UK Stop finder

TRAIN: The essential source for rail travel information in Great Britain is the National Rail website. It includes an extremely useful journey planner, ticket prices and detailed information about every railway station in the country.

AIRPORT: Edinburgh Airport – from / to the airport > Airlink100. airportguides.co.uk. The most important airports are London HeathrowLondon Gatwick and Manchester Airport.

FERRY: There are many ferry routes into the UK from continental Europe. (*Ferry routes to Great Britain)

Welcome back to the National Museums of Scotland.

Welcome back to the National Museum of Scotland! Find out about the changes we’ve made to ensure your visit is safe and enjoyable.

video source: NationalMuseumsScotland / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

Ways to visit the UK. Visit for tourism, business or a short stay (up to 6 months), airport transit visas. + Visa & Entry (visitbritain.com)

Visit London.

Our article about the city of London. Information about the city’s attractions, culture, events, and activities. Public transport.

TRAVELINE.

We can help you making your journey using the most up to date information from around the UK for all transport companies.

NationalTrust.org.uk: The National Trust is a conservation organization that protects historic buildings, gardens, and natural landscapes in the UK. Their website provides information on the organization’s properties and events.

EnglishHeritage.org.uk: English Heritage is another conservation organization that protects historic buildings and sites in England. Their website provides information on the organization’s properties and events.

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: England, Wales and Northern Ireland has 46 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, covering 18% of the countryside, over a fifth of the English coast, and including 12,000 miles of footpaths and bridleways.