National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Photos

The National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh traces the history of the Scottish peoples, its decorative arts and technology, natural history as well as these subjects from other countries. This very large collection is displayed in an elegant Crystal Palace (1866) and an impressive modern new wing (1998).

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National Museum of Scotland new wing. Edinburgh, Scotland.Modern circular entrance tower of National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Bridges between sections of new wing of National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Facades of new wing of National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
National Museum of Scotland new wing (1998) (George IV Bridge at Chambers St.). Edinburgh, Scotland. Architect: Gordon Benson & Alan Forsyth.Modern circular entrance tower (1998) of National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Bridges between sections of new wing of National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Facades of new wing of National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Modern extension & Victorian facades of National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Internal staircase in new wing of National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Internal atrium in circular entrance tower of National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Early Scottish peoples sculpture hall by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Modern extension & Victorian facades of National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Internal staircase in new wing of National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Internal atrium in circular entrance tower (1998) of National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Early Scottish peoples sculpture hall by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
First structure of National Museum of Scotland inspired by London's Crystal Palace & opened as Edinburgh Museum of Science & Art. Edinburgh, Scotland.Cast iron & glass atrium of National Museum of Scotland inspired by London's 1851Crystal Palace. Edinburgh, Scotland.Cast iron drinking fountain by Walter Macfarlane & Co. of Glasgow at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Detail of dome of cast iron drinking fountain by Walter Macfarlane & Co. of Glasgow at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
First structure of National Museum of Scotland (1866) (Chambers St.) inspired by London's Crystal Palace & opened as Edinburgh Museum of Science & Art. Edinburgh, Scotland. Architect: Captain Francis Fowke & Robert Matheson.Cast iron & glass atrium of National Museum of Scotland (1866) inspired by London's 1851Crystal Palace. Edinburgh, Scotland.Cast iron drinking fountain (1880s) by Walter Macfarlane & Co. of Glasgow at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Detail of dome of cast iron drinking fountain (1880s) by Walter Macfarlane & Co. of Glasgow at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Detail of sculpted bird on cast iron drinking fountain by Walter Macfarlane & Co. of Glasgow at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Columbian Printing Press c1860 by D&J Greig of Edinburgh after design 1813 by George E. Clymer of USA at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.American eagle atop Columbian Printing Press c1860 by D&J Greig of Edinburgh after design 1813 by George E. Clymer of USA at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Lighthouse dioptic lens by Chance Bros. of Birmingham & James Dove & Co. of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Detail of sculpted bird on cast iron drinking fountain (1880s) by Walter Macfarlane & Co. of Glasgow at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Columbian Printing Press c1860 by D&J Greig of Edinburgh after design 1813 by George E. Clymer of USA at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.American eagle atop Columbian Printing Press c1860 by D&J Greig of Edinburgh after design 1813 by George E. Clymer of USA at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Lighthouse dioptic lens (1889) by Chance Bros. of Birmingham & James Dove & Co. of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Circular heating radiators in Victorian section of National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Natural history displays in atrium at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Technology exhibits at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Steam engine by Boulton & Watt of Birmingham, England at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Circular heating radiators in Victorian section of National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Natural history displays in atrium at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Technology exhibits at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Steam engine (1786) by Boulton & Watt of Birmingham, England at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Steam engine by Boulton & Watt of Birmingham, England at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.James Watt marble statue by Sir Francis Chantrey at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Steeple steam engine from Britain used in Scotland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Newcomen atmospheric steam engine used to pump water from coal mine until 1901 at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Steam engine (1786) by Boulton & Watt of Birmingham, England at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.James Watt marble statue (1827-32) by Sir Francis Chantrey at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Steeple steam engine (c1860s) from Britain used in Scotland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Newcomen atmospheric steam engine used to pump water from coal mine until 1901 at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Corliss steam engine by Douglas & Grant of Kirkcaldy at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Wylam Dilly locomotive by William Hedley & Timothy Hackworth was used to pull coal at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Wylam Dilly locomotive by William Hedley & Timothy Hackworth was used to pull coal at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Steam locomotive Ellesmere by Hawthorn & Co., Leith Engine Works at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Corliss steam engine (1923 based on 1860s design) by Douglas & Grant of Kirkcaldy at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Wylam Dilly locomotive (1813) by William Hedley & Timothy Hackworth was used to pull coal at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Wylam Dilly locomotive (1813) by William Hedley & Timothy Hackworth was used to pull coal at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Steam locomotive Ellesmere (1861) by Hawthorn & Co., Leith Engine Works at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Poster of Lanarkshire Steelworks for LMS & LNER railways by Norman Wilkinson at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Model of new Queensferry Crossing bridge at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Track of the Flying Scotsman on Forth Bridge poster by Henry George Gawthorn for London & North Eastern Railway at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.East Coast Route poster showing Forth Bridge by Frank William Brangwyn for London & North Eastern Railway at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Poster of Lanarkshire Steelworks for LMS & LNER railways (c1935) by Norman Wilkinson at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Model of new Queensferry Crossing bridge at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Track of the Flying Scotsman on Forth Bridge poster (1928) by Henry George Gawthorn for London & North Eastern Railway at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.East Coast Route poster showing Forth Bridge (1930) by Frank William Brangwyn for London & North Eastern Railway at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Scotland for your Holidays poster by Terence Tenison Cuneo for British Railways at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Railway signal gantry for Caledonian Railway at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Transit theodolite by Edward Troughton of London at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Black Knight rocket at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Scotland for your Holidays poster (1952) by Terence Tenison Cuneo for British Railways at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Railway signal gantry (c1900) for Caledonian Railway at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Transit theodolite (1806) by Edward Troughton of London at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Black Knight rocket (c1958) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Tail fins of Black Knight rocket at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Vacuum pump used in college demonstrations in Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Elias Howe lock stitch sewing machine prototype at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Hand operated Singer sewing machine at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Tail fins of Black Knight rocket (c1958) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Vacuum pump (c1860) used in college demonstrations in Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Elias Howe lock stitch sewing machine prototype (1846) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Hand operated Singer sewing machine (1881) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Circular knitting machine by Automatic Knitting Machine Co. at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Oil lamp to light microscope used while laying Transatlantic Cable & sample of Transatlantic submarine cable at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Roller copying press by James Watt & Co. to copy letters written in special ink at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Suttie post box by Thomas Suttie & Co. of Greenock, Scotland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Circular knitting machine (late 19th C) by Automatic Knitting Machine Co. at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Oil lamp to light microscope (1866) used while laying Transatlantic Cable & sample of Transatlantic submarine cable at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Roller copying press (c1780) by James Watt & Co. to copy letters written in special ink at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Suttie post box (1856) by Thomas Suttie & Co. of Greenock, Scotland at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
British red telephone box at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Commodore PET personal computer by Commodore, USA at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Dolly the cloned sheep at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Model of Elgin wellhead & PUQ platform for North Sea oil production at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
British red telephone box at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Commodore PET personal computer (c1977) by Commodore, USA at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Dolly the cloned sheep (1996) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Model of Elgin wellhead & PUQ platform (2001) for North Sea oil production at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Model of Elgin wellhead & PUQ platform for North Sea oil production at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.


Model of Elgin wellhead & PUQ platform (2001) for North Sea oil production at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.



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