National Museum of Scotland - Recent Scottish History Photos

The National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh has extensive display of objects tracing Scottish history from the 1300s to present.

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Silver Bute mazer with lion of King Robert the Bruce with shields of supporters at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved whalebone cover of Bute mazer at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.King Charles I medals & coins at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.King Charles II coins at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Silver Bute mazer (c1314) with lion of King Robert the Bruce with shields of supporters at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved whalebone cover (after 1314) of Bute mazer at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.King Charles I medals & coins at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.King Charles II coins at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Brass book stamp with motto In defence, Jacobus Rex at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.King James VI glass stirrup-cup at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Rocking cradle said to have belonged to Annabella Drummond, Countess of Mar who cared for infant King James VI of Scotland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Portrait of King James VI of Scotland as a boy at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Brass book stamp with motto In defence, Jacobus Rex (James VI of Scotland / 1st of England) (prior to 1603) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.King James VI glass stirrup-cup (prior to 1603) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Rocking cradle said to have belonged to Annabella Drummond, Countess of Mar who cared for infant King James VI of Scotland (c1566) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Portrait of King James VI of Scotland as a boy (c1570s) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Nursing chair said to have belonged to Annabella Drummond, Countess of Mar who cared for infant King James VI of Scotland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.View of town of St. Andrews from book of engravings Theatrum Scotiae by John Slezer at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Lectern sundial which told time in several world cities were popular in Scotland as sculptures for mansion gardens at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Lectern sundial which told time in several world cities were popular in Scotland as sculptures for mansion gardens at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Nursing chair said to have belonged to Annabella Drummond, Countess of Mar who cared for infant King James VI of Scotland (c1566) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.View of town of St. Andrews from book of engravings Theatrum Scotiae (1693) by John Slezer at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Lectern sundial which told time in several world cities were popular (17-18th C) in Scotland as sculptures for mansion gardens at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Lectern sundial which told time in several world cities were popular (17-18th C) in Scotland as sculptures for mansion gardens at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Weathervane of copper sheets in form of coq from St. Ninian's Church in North Leith, Scotland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Lowland Scottish belt flintlock pistol at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Screen painted with prophetic sibyls for house of an advocate in Stirling, Scotland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Detail of screen painted with prophetic sibyls for house of an advocate in Stirling, Scotland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Weathervane of copper sheets in form of coq from St. Ninian's Church in North Leith, Scotland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Lowland Scottish belt flintlock pistol (1645) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Screen (1629) painted with prophetic sibyls for house of an advocate in Stirling, Scotland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Detail of screen (1629) painted with prophetic sibyls for house of an advocate in Stirling, Scotland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Village Dance or Lowland Wedding painting after de Witt at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Oak armchair with coat of arms & cradle from Linlithgow Palace both Scottish made at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Oak armchair with coat of arms of Sir William Douglas of Glenbervie Scottish made at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Brass eagle lectern thought to have belonged to Holyrood Abbey made in England at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Village Dance or Lowland Wedding painting (17th C) after de Witt at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Oak armchair with coat of arms (1652) & cradle (17th C) from Linlithgow Palace both Scottish made at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Oak armchair with coat of arms of Sir William Douglas of Glenbervie (1665) Scottish made at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Brass eagle lectern thought to have belonged to Holyrood Abbey (early 16th C) made in England at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Church of Scotland People's Book or Book of Common Order at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Church of Scotland Book of Common Order or Knox's Liturgy printed in the Netherlands at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved oak pulpit from Parton Kirk of Kirkcudbright at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Barrel ceiling painted with last judgment from Guthrie Collegiate Church of Angus at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Church of Scotland People's Book or Book of Common Order (1578) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Church of Scotland Book of Common Order or Knox's Liturgy (1602) printed in the Netherlands at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved oak pulpit (1598) from Parton Kirk of Kirkcudbright at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Barrel ceiling painted with last judgment (15th C) from Guthrie Collegiate Church of Angus at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
St. Andrew carving from Northern Europe at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Scottish cross with thistles and symbols of four evangelists at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Bell shrine from Guthrie Castle with bishops added at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Portrait of John, 6th Earl of Rothes who played key role in rebellion against Charles I & in drafting National Covenant at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
St. Andrew carving (c1500) from Northern Europe at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Scottish cross with thistles and symbols of four evangelists at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Bell shrine (12th C) from Guthrie Castle with bishops added (14-15th C) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Portrait of John, 6th Earl of Rothes who played key role in rebellion against Charles I & in drafting National Covenant at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Ceramic jugs from Spain & Germany evidence of Scottish trade with Europe at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ceramic Bartmann jugs from Germany at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Methers wooden tankard used in West Highlands & Islands made in Scotland or Ireland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Pewter tappit hen measure by James Abernethie of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Ceramic jugs from Spain & Germany (16th & 17th C) evidence of Scottish trade with Europe at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ceramic Bartmann jugs (17th & 16th C) from Germany at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Methers wooden tankard (17-18th C) used in West Highlands & Islands made in Scotland or Ireland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Pewter tappit hen measure (1669) by James Abernethie of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Ceramic ewer & basin from Bothwell Castle of Lanarkshire at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Glass wine bottle from Aytoun Castle of Berwickshire at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ceramic jug from Bothwell Castle of Lanarkshire at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Oak door from Mary of Guise's house on Blyth's Close in Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Ceramic ewer & basin from Bothwell Castle of Lanarkshire at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Glass wine bottle (late 17th C) from Aytoun Castle of Berwickshire at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ceramic jug (15-16th C) from Bothwell Castle of Lanarkshire at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Oak door from Mary of Guise's house (mid 16th C) on Blyth's Close in Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Carved oak door with arms of Scotland & initials of King James VI at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Oak door carved with Renaissance & Gothic features from Leith, Scotland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Crystal charmstones in silver mounts at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Scottish decorated powder horns made from softened, then flattened cows' horns at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Carved oak door (16th C) with arms of Scotland & initials of King James VI at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Oak door carved with Renaissance & Gothic features from Leith, Scotland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Crystal charmstones in silver mounts (17th C) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Scottish decorated powder horns made from softened, then flattened cows' horns (17th C) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Scottish decorated powder horn with circular designs at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Scottish decorated powder horn engraved with hunting scene at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Scottish decorated powder horn with pot of lilies & double headed eagle emblem of Perth at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Clarsach from West Highlands, Scotland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Scottish decorated powder horn with circular designs (1669) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Scottish decorated powder horn engraved with hunting scene(c1660) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Scottish decorated powder horn with pot of lilies & double headed eagle emblem of Perth (late 16th - early 17th C) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Clarsach (Lamont harp) (c1500) from West Highlands, Scotland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Clarsach from West Highlands, Scotland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Clarsach in a Scottish Celtic Art Nouveau case by Whytock & Reid of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Details of Scottish Celtic Art Nouveau case by Whytock & Reid of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Drinking glasses used in secret ceremonies in support of Jacobite Stuart claims to throne at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Clarsach (Queen Mary harp) (c1500) from West Highlands, Scotland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Clarsach (Queen Mary harp) (c1500) in a Scottish Celtic Art Nouveau case (1904) by Whytock & Reid of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Details of Scottish Celtic Art Nouveau case (1904) by Whytock & Reid of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Drinking glasses (1700s) used in secret ceremonies in support of Jacobite Stuart claims to throne at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Wine glasses engraved with six petal rose & single bud Jacobite symbol which would be considered treasonous to British crown at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Wine glasses engraved with Jacobite symbols for a Welsh society at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Objects related to battle of Culloden where army of Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated by English troops at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Chinese porcelain plate painted with soldiers of Black Watch troops who committed a non-Jacobite mutiny in at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Wine glasses engraved with six petal rose & single bud Jacobite symbol (1740-50) which would be considered treasonous to British crown at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Wine glasses engraved with Jacobite symbols (1700s) for a Welsh society at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Objects related to battle of Culloden (April 16, 1746) where army of Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated by English troops at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Chinese porcelain plate (c1745) painted with soldiers of Black Watch troops who committed a non-Jacobite mutiny in (1743) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Lady's fan depicting Bonnie Prince Charlie among classical gods presented to Edinburgh ladies at re-establishment of Stuart court at Holyroodhouse at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Uniform of Royal Company of Archers worn for pro-Jacobite support at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Porcelain punchbowl with portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Stoneware flower vase with portrait of & blessing for Bonnie Prince Charlie made in Staffordshire at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Lady's fan depicting Bonnie Prince Charlie among classical gods presented to Edinburgh ladies at re-establishment of Stuart court at Holyroodhouse at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Uniform of Royal Company of Archers (c1750) worn for pro-Jacobite support at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Porcelain punchbowl with portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Stoneware flower vase with portrait of & blessing for Bonnie Prince Charlie made (c1765) in Staffordshire at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Stoneware teapot with letters PC made in Staffordshire at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Amen wine glass of family loyal to Jacobite cause at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved wooden shop sign flax dresser from Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Drum of Edinburgh Town Guard at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Stoneware teapot with letters PC (prob. Bonnie Prince Charlie) made (c1750) in Staffordshire at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Amen wine glass of family loyal to Jacobite cause at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved wooden shop sign flax dresser (18th C) from Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Drum of Edinburgh Town Guard (end 18th C) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Silver mounted horsehair sporran at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sporran with silver mounts by RG & Dirk with knife & fork by Hamilton & Inches of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Portrait of John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun in Highland military dress by Allan Ramsay at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Tourist souvenirs of Scotland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Silver mounted horsehair sporran (2nd half of 19th C) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Sporran with silver mounts by RG & Dirk with knife & fork (1910) by Hamilton & Inches of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Portrait of John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun in Highland military dress (1747) by Allan Ramsay at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Tourist souvenirs of Scotland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Banner of Midlothian Brotherly Society to provide members with mutual welfare support at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Needlework sampler by Jane Stevenson of Kirkintilloch listing family members at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Rotary knife cleaner by Follows & Bates of Manchester at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Victorian era double lantern slide projector at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Banner of Midlothian Brotherly Society to provide members with mutual welfare support at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Needlework sampler (1814) by Jane Stevenson of Kirkintilloch listing family members at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Rotary knife cleaner (c1890s) by Follows & Bates of Manchester at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Victorian era double lantern slide projector at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
New Crown Jewel laundry mangle by Whitecross & Clark of Edinburgh beside stove with rack for heating irons at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Commercial Scottish glass bottles at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Longcase clock in Chinese Chippendale style by John Hamilton of Glasgow at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Longcase clock by John Scott of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
New Crown Jewel laundry mangle (1881) by Whitecross & Clark of Edinburgh beside stove with rack for heating irons at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Commercial Scottish glass bottles at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Longcase clock in Chinese Chippendale style (c1775) by John Hamilton of Glasgow at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Longcase clock (c1790) by John Scott of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Detail of face of longcase clock by John Scott of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Astronomical clock by William Robb of Montrose, Scotland with case made in Philadelphia at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Compass card by Sir William Thomson at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Book with engraved portrait on Voyages from Montreal to the Pacific Ocean by Alexander Mackenzie at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Detail of face of longcase clock (c1790) by John Scott of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Astronomical clock (c1777) by William Robb of Montrose, Scotland with case made in Philadelphia at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Compass card (1876) by Sir William Thomson at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Book (1802) with engraved portrait on Voyages from Montreal to the Pacific Ocean by Alexander Mackenzie at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Display about Scots in Canada at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Women Munitions Workers at Weir's of Cathcart painting by Tom Purvis at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.

Display about Scots in Canada at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Women Munitions Workers at Weir's of Cathcart painting (1940s) by Tom Purvis at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.


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