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Season Tickets now available.

May 1999

It's now possible to gain access to all ten of Scotland's National Museums for 5 (for an individual, 10 for a family, two adults and three children). The ticket which is valid for one year from the month of purchase allows free entry to the Royal Museum, Museum of Scotland, Maritime, Lighthouse, Agricultural, Flight, Folk, Fisheries, Mining and Costume Museums.

Tickets are available from all participating Museums.

Royal Museum plaque

The city of Edinburgh houses some of the nations best collections, displayed within various National Museums as well as more specialised collections.

The national museums provides access to various collections on Nature, World Culture, United Services & Aviation as well as Agriculture. Details on all Scottish National Museums can be found by phoning the Royal Museum on 0131 247 4219. Also just finished construction is the Museum of Scotland, which houses many national collections within it's impresive new building.

The smaller museums generally provide specific related collections. Some of the best examples of these are the writers museum, The Queensferry Museum and the Childhood Museum.


Royal Museum from Chambers Street THE ROYAL MUSEUM
Chambers Street, Edinburgh
Tel : 0131 225 7534 (voice)
0131 247 4027 (text)

The museum houses the international collection of Victorian building. Exhibitions also exist on Jewellery, scientific interments, European Art, Western decorative art, costume, Middle east cultures, Japanese and Chinese material. Mammals, fish, birds and insects, evolution and fossils.

A special exhibition area showing the new Museum of Scotland, which is currently being built next to the Royal Museum is also on display. The new museum will house various national collections telling the story of Scotland.

Admission 3.00, Concessions available
Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 12-5pm, Late night Tue to 8pm.
Guided Tours, Audio Guides, Tearoom & Shop, Baby Changing facility & Disabled Access. MAP

MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND
Chambers Street, Edinburgh
next door to The Royal Museum
Tel : 0131 225 7534 (voice)
0131 247 4027 (text)

The museum sets out to and achieves in telling the history of Scotland. The layout is such that you start this chronological journey in the basement. There you can view the beginnings of the landscape and wildlife of Scotland, as well as the story behind the first people, from approximately eight thousand BC. Then climb a floor at a time through the six levels, which will take you on a journey of all the major moments in Scottish history to the present day.

Donated artefacts and previous collections sit side by side with multimedia stations providing a complete and wide ranging view of the material.

Admission 3.00, Concessions available
Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 12-5pm, Late night Tue to 8pm (free entry 4.30-8.00pm).
Guided Tours, Audio Guides, Tearoom & Shop, Baby Changing facility & Disabled Access.

SCOTTISH AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM
Ingliston, by Edinburgh
Tel : 0131 333 2674

A remarkable collection of machinery and implements all connected to the countryside. Items on show include footspades & flauchters, tattie diggers and tractors. An expressive range of original related photographs are also on display.

There is also the opportunity to learn how to make straw rope the traditional way.

Admission Free
Open Mon-Sat 1.00am-5pm.
Tearoom & shop, Baby changing and disabled access. MAP

SCOTTISH UNITED SERVICES MUSEUM
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
tel : 0131 225 7534

Admission is free to the museum but an entry is charged to the Castle. The castle museum houses an outstanding collection of material connected with the Scottish armed forces during the 17th to 20th centuries. Objects on show include medals, uniforms, paintings and weaponry.

Open Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.55pm,
Sun 11am-5.55pm.

Visit the National Museums of Scotland Web Site for more information.

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