Friday, 12 June 2015

Exploring Edinburgh // National Museum of Scotland [Part 1]


In my 20 odd years of visiting Edinburgh not once have I come across or heard of the National Museum of Scotland. The way I described it to Jake when I got home was the Hancock Museum but better, so if you're a fellow North Easterner you'll know what I mean (hopefully) and it's located on Chambers Street!

I took a heck of a lot of photos when I visited all the way back in March for Claire's birthday day out , so I'll keep this a predominantly photo based post. Enjoy! Oh, and let me know in the comments if you've been here before!!
[All photos were also taken on my old camera so of course the quality sucks] 



















Sooo, I've gotten to this point in photo editing and realized that even with cutting out 3/4's of the photos I took, there are still a few too many. Therefore this is to become a two part post haha.

As you can see from the photos above their 'animal hall' as I dubbed it, is so awesome. There was so much to see and so many stunning species represented. This section of the museum, alongside the main hall (shown in the third photo) for sure have the wow factor when you first walk in and I just didn't know where to look!

I'm gonna quickly include some photos of the other 'Natural World' galleries, Earth in Space and Restless earth which sit right next to the Animal World - both of which are equally as beautiful and interesting.








18 comments:

  1. This is one of my favourite places to visit in Edinburgh! It's such a beautiful museum. I always have a wander around when my boyfriends at Forbidden Planet. The Greyfriars Bobby monument is just up the road from the museum too which is always nice to see, and there's a few lovely little sandwich bars up there too. Lovely pics!

    Roxie ♥
    http://thebeautifulbluebird.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It really is gorgeous - can't believe I'd never been until this year. Yes! Thats what's so weird, we've been to Greyfriars so many times but never noticed the museum haha. I actually did a post on both Greyfriars Bobby and the Kirkyard a little while ago [http://www.underlandtowonderland.com/2015/05/exploring-edinburgh-greyfriars-kirkyard.html].
      Thank you!!

      xo

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  2. Oh I love museums!! One of my goals this year is to visit at least 3 new museums that i've never been to before! This one looks amazing!

    Renee | Lose The Road

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    1. What an awesome goal! I might have to make a similar goal!
      It really is. Huge and so eclectic.

      xo

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  3. I have been dying to visit here for so long but no one will go with me! I however loved the Hancock as a child, now I go and just wish it was bigger and had more! Haha
    The photos are amazing as always!
    Kloe xx
    skullsandkisses.com

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    1. I will!! It's for sure worth a visit. And I completely agree about the Hancock - it's so awesome but it's just not big enough anymore haha.
      Thank you!

      xo

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  4. I don't think you've posted too many pictures ;P. It's cool to see all of it. That museum looks HUGE and awesome!

    xx Izzy | Qthee

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    1. It is super huge...I literally took sooo many photos and had to cut 80% of them out! haha

      xo

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  5. Oh I love this post! The skulls look amazing, even though it may sound a bit creepy I think there is something really interesting about them! I love the look of the Restless Earth Exhibition too - I'm a total geography/geology geek so this is something I'd love - you've taken some gorgeous shots too, I love the photo heavy posts! :D - Tasha

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    1. Thank you! Yes!! I've always been really fascinated by skulls and skellingtons but people usually think I'm weird haha. I even kept Bakers baby teeth...
      Seriously, you'd love it! Really interesting but I'd need to go back to get the most out of it.

      xo

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  6. Oh this is amazing! I actually have never been there although I would love to someday!
    Jade x

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    1. Thank you!! It's most certainly a great museum!

      xo

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  7. I love, love, love the National Museum of Scotland! I've lost count of how many times I've visited, but it is just such a lovely space to wander around and spend a couple of hours. The animal hall is also definitely my favourite area, especially when you peer over from one of the upper balconies and see all of the animal exhibits which are suspended from the ceiling or peering up at you from the ground.

    x

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    1. It's brilliant isn't it?! I don't understand how I've never been in my years and years of visiting Edinburgh!!

      xo

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  8. You know I love me some natural history! Stegosaurus for the win!

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  9. The quality of your pics does not suck at all! These are amazing! I love museums so much and that first skeleton of the moose looks so eerie!

    hellomissjordan.com xx

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    1. Oh it really does from this camera!! hah So glad to have my new one now as it was so frustrating!!
      I love skellingtons!!

      xo

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