Museums of Edinburgh, Scotland Photos

Edinburgh and surroundings host many museums and this visual guide introduces readers to what each offers.

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National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh National Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland Paintings at National Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland Self portrait (1657) by Rembrandt van Rijn at National Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland
National Gallery of Scotland, Scottish Arts Monarch of the Glen painting by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer at National Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch painting by Sir Henry Raeburn at National Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland Geisha Girl painting by George Henry of Glasgow Boys at National Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland
National Portrait Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh Sculpted facade of National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland Detail of Caledonia surrounded by historical persons on frieze by William Hole in main hall at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland Gallery architecture at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland
National Portrait Gallery of Scotland - Scots Kings Mary Queen of Scots portrait after François Clouet at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland Charles Edward Stuart portrait after Jean-Etienne Liotard at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland Queen Victoria portrait by Franz Xavier Winterhalter at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland
National Portrait Gallery of Scotland - Scots Notables Robert Macqueen, Lord Braxfield portrait by Sir Henry Raeburn at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland Sir Harry Lauder portrait by Theodora Roscoe at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland Charles Rennie Mackintosh portrait by Francis Henry Newbery, director of Renfrew St. school which Mackintosh designed at National Portrait Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh Dean Gallery building of Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Edinburgh, Scotland Dorothea Hannah portrait by James McIntosh Patrick at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Edinburgh, Scotland Maternity painting by Joan Miró at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Dean Gallery. Edinburgh, Scotland
Georgian House Museum, Edinburgh Row of Georgian-style classical houses along north side of Charlotte Square built by individuals to unified symmetrical design. Edinburgh, Scotland Paintings & Georgian decorations in drawing room at Georgian House museum. Edinburgh, Scotland Portrait of a lady by Allan Ramsay at Georgian House museum. Edinburgh, Scotland
National Museum of Scotland (NMS), Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland new wing. Edinburgh, Scotland First structure of National Museum of Scotland inspired by London's Crystal Palace & opened as Edinburgh Museum of Science & Art. Edinburgh, Scotland Bronze pony cap found in bog near Torrs at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland
NMS Decorative Arts Silver-painted side chair for Willow Tea Rooms by Charles Rennie Mackintosh & made by Francis Smith of Glasgow at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland Silver Craigievar mazer with maplewood bowl by James Craufurd of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland Earthenware salt bucket by Caledonian Pottery of Townhead, Glasgow at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle seen from New Town. Edinburgh, Scotland Molded ceiling & coat of arms in Antechamber at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland Carved horse at Scottish National War Memorial. Edinburgh, Scotland
National War Museum, Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle courtyard with heritage buildings & statue of Field Marshal Earl Haig. Edinburgh, Scotland Thin Red Line depicting 93rd Highlanders at Crimean War battle of Balaclava in 1854 painting by Robert Gibb at National War Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland Sporran with 42nd Highland Regiment thistle & sphinx design at National War Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland
Royal Scots Regiment Museum, Edinburgh Castle Museum of Royal Scots Regiment & Royal Regiment of Scotland at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland Silver soup tureen by Paul Storr at Royal Scots Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland Regimental Gorgets & buttons at Royal Scots Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland
Museum of Edinburgh Museum of Edinburgh in heritage buildings on Royal Mile around Bakehouse Close. Edinburgh, Scotland Lobster-tail helmet type used by Scottish soldiers during Covenanting Wars at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland Views of Great Fire of Edinburgh lithograph by William Turner of London at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland
Silver at Museum of Edinburgh Silver Monteith wine glass rinser by Colin McKenzie of Edinburgh at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland Ceramics & Glass at Museum of Edinburgh Pearlware novelty pipe attrib. East Coast Potteries at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland
Canongate Tollbooth People's Story Museum, Edinburgh The People's Story Museum in Canongate Tollbooth. Edinburgh, Scotland Edinburgh town crier outfit at People's Story Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland Armorial symbols of Edinburgh corporations & guilds on wood & class at People's Story Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland
John Knox House Museum, Edinburgh Well head in front of John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland Ceiling painting with bearded creature in Oak room at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland Goldsmith work table with leather to capture scrap gold at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh City Art Centre Entrance lobby at Edinburgh City Art Centre. Edinburgh, Scotland Barber shop bear to advertise bear grease to keep hair & scalp healthy at Edinburgh City Art Centre. Edinburgh, Scotland Tristan & Isolde painting in Celtic Revival style by John Duncan at Edinburgh City Art Centre. Edinburgh, Scotland
Gladstone's Land Tenement House Museum, Edinburgh Gladstone's Land tenement house in middle with entrance arches on Royal Mile. Edinburgh, Scotland Four poster canopy bed in painted chamber at Gladstone's Land tenement house. Edinburgh, Scotland Renaissance painted ceiling with exotic fruits in painted chamber at Gladstone's Land tenement house. Edinburgh, Scotland
Writers' Museum, Edinburgh Lady Stair's House home of Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland Busts of Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scot, & Robert Louis Stevenson at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland Sir Walter Scott's Meerschaum pipe at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland
Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh Museum of Childhood on Royal Mile. Edinburgh, Scotland Gallery at Museum of Childhood. Edinburgh, Scotland Toy dogs at Museum of Childhood. Edinburgh, Scotland
Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh Our Dynamic Earth fabric membrane stretched over steel skeleton seen against Salisbury Crags volcanic formation. Edinburgh, Scotland Model of an ancient scorpion at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland Passageway portals illustrate earth's various types of sea at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland
Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Holyrood Palace wing built under Charles II with crowned clock tower over doorway. Edinburgh, Scotland Upper details of Holyrood Palace fountain. Edinburgh, Scotland Entrance doors at Queens Gallery. Edinburgh, Scotland
Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh Flying buttresses of Holyrood Abbey behind Holyrood Palace. Edinburgh, Scotland Gothic arches of Holyrood Abbey. Edinburgh, Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Bow of Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith harbor. Edinburgh, Scotland Sun lounge off Verandah deck on Royal Yacht Britannia. Edinburgh, Scotland State Dining Room on Royal Yacht Britannia. Edinburgh, Scotland
National Museum of Flight East Fortune airfield fire station at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland Nose of Avro Vulcan B.2A bomber at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland Nose section of Concorde at National Museum of Flight. East Fortune, Scotland
Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh Lauriston Castle run as a house museum by the City of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland Oak Room, William Robert Reid's study, in tower at Lauriston Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland Reversible reading chair in library at Lauriston Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland
Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, Edinburgh Central neoclassical building of Hopetoun House. Queensferry, Scotland Mahogany dining table in State Dining Room at Hopetoun House. Queensferry, Scotland Chimney Piece , gilt mirror in Yellow Drawing Room at Hopetoun House. Queensferry, Scotland
Newhailes House, Musselburgh, Edinburgh Newhailes House owned by Dalrymple family from 1709 & now a house museum run by National Trust for Scotland. Musselburgh, Scotland Marble chimneypiece with lion head detail by Henry Cheere in dining room at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland Ornate chimneypiece, with plasterwork by Thomas Clayton in Library at Newhailes. Musselburgh, Scotland
Linlithgow Palace Carved hexagonal fountain in courtyard of Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland Stag with wings on Linlithgow Palace fountain. Linlithgow, Scotland Carved niches over portal in courtyard of Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland
Blackness Castle Blackness Castle run as museum by Historic Scotland. Blackness, Scotland Mast tower over outer walls at Blackness Castle. Blackness, Scotland Pier at Blackness Castle. Blackness, Scotland
Culross Palace Culross Palace merchant's house museum. Culross, Scotland Chest of drawers & great chair in Lairds room at Culross Palace. Culross, Scotland Barrel vault in painted chamber at Culross Palace at Culross Palace. Culross, Scotland
Culross Town Sandhaven 17thC street running from yellow Palace to Town council house. Culross, Scotland The Study, Culross Interior of The Study run as museum by National Trust for Scotland. Culross, Scotland
Seton Collegiate Church Seton Collegiate Church run as museum by Historic Scotland. Seton, Scotland Carving of head beside window at Seton Collegiate Church. Seton, Scotland Colors of glass window at Seton Collegiate Church. Seton, Scotland
Dirleton Castle Dirleton Castle shaped by rocks it stands upon. Dirleton, Scotland Entrance tower at Dirleton Castle. Dirleton, Scotland Gardens at Dirleton Castle. Dirleton, Scotland
Tantallon Castle & Bass Rock Tantallon Castle framed in ruins of walls. Scotland Mid towers at Tantallon Castle. Scotland Bass Rock with castle remains & 20thC lighthouse off Tantallon Castle. Scotland
Craigmillar Castle Tower house surrounded by walls at Craigmillar Castle. Craigmillar, Scotland Courtyard at Craigmillar Castle. Craigmillar, Scotland Entrance to house within Craigmillar Castle. Craigmillar, Scotland

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