On our recent visit to Edinburgh, we learnt that Dolly, the first cloned sheep resided at the National Museum of Scotland (well at least her taxidermied model did). This set off a whole series of questions from my daughter on cloning, the pros/cons and more. This impetus was all that was needed for us to spend an entire afternoon perambulating the exhibits at this free museum. The museum reminded us of our life in the Washington DC area – except here you had highlights crammed from four Smithsonian Museums into one. Here are our top five reasons for visiting and you can see some of it in pictures below:
1 – Dolly of course!
2 – The spectacularly designed Grand Gallery which features a virtual journey around the globe
3 – The Natural World Gallery featuring a large collection of animals from the pre-historic ages to the present time
4 – The Scottish History Gallery which brings the history of the Scottish people to life with artifacts spanning food, culture, war and more.
5- The scientific displays that helps kids learn
If you have visited, we would absolutely love to hear from you.
If you’d like to make your journey more interactive, you can do so with these apps provided by the museum: http://www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-scotland/discover-the-museum/museum-apps/