Friday, 19 June 2015

Exploring Edinburgh // National Museum of Scotland [Part 2]


Continuing on from this post (the Natural World sections of the National Museum of Scotland), these are some of my favorite photos from the World Cultures galleries. I found these areas pretty hard to photograph in without getting lots of other visitors photo bombing due to the glass cases. Conversely this is actually an aspect that I liked about the World Cultures displays. The 360 degree glass cases allow you to get a good look at the exhibits for many angles as well as casting interesting light and shadows.

[FYI - all photos were taken on my old/broken camera]













Due to the difficulty in photographing, upon looking back at the images I took I wasn't happy enough with a lot of them to post them but I'm sure you can see from those I have included the diversity and interactivity is appealing and interesting to many different people including children. While we were there they even had a big quilt laid out beneath the totem pole and were having a 'storytime' kind of thing for lots of toddlers. Though I'm not a fan of having to dodge past running toddlers or listening to screams echo, I do like how they specifically try to include the children in an environment that more kids should get to experience and learn in.


Lastly are just a couple images from the main gallery but I thought they were fun so wanted to include them!
Have you been to the National Museum of Scotland?  If not do you think it's somewhere you'd like to go on your next visit to Edinburgh? 




12 comments:

  1. This museum looks so interesting! I love learning about different cultures from around the world and the way of living :)

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It really is - super diverse too! Hours of fun!!

      xo

      Delete
  2. So cool!! I love things like this! That bike! haha I would love to try riding around on that.

    Renee | Lose The Road

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Isn't it a crazy bike?! Imagine everyone trying to stay on it haha

      xo

      Delete
  3. More fantastic pictures! I never actually went to the National Museum of Scotland when I went to Edinburgh but it definitely looks like a place I'd go to if I ever went again!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw thank you Rachael! For sure worth a visit if you find yourself with a few hours to spare in Edinburgh, it's seriously brilliant! There's another whole wing I'm still yet to explore!!

      xo

      Delete
  4. I think I need to book a visit because it looks really interesting here! I've always loved looking at history of different cultures and all of the cool things on display - really must go and see it for myself soon! Love how you captured all of the different things on display too, it's definitely got me interested in the museum. - Tasha

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Do it!! This is only one museum too. We visited another two and still have a couple on the list.
      Thank you! Just wish I'd had my new camera ;)

      xo

      Delete
  5. I love this museum so much - it's so cool seeing such gorgeous photographs of it in a blog post by one of my favourite bloggers! I do think they make a big effort to make sure there's exhibits and activities for all ages to enjoy. I've been a few times and there's so much to see I will definitely visit again.

    x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ah stop making me blush!!! haha Thank you! I've been twice now but still haven't had the time to explore the Scottish history wing or whatever it's called. Will deffo be back!

      xo

      Delete
  6. Oooh I do like the layout tweaks!

    Photographing through glass is always a pain, I have yet to master it. I'm not sure I ever will haha!
    I do like the totem poll, not so much the toddlers but totem poles are pretty neat.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I'm never happy! My header/banner whatever you wanna call it isn't doing it for me right now :/

      I don't know if it is possible to master. How inconsiderate of museums etc to use glass pfttt! Don't they realize what they're doing to our photos?!
      Yeah, I'm not a fan of the kids but thankfully we were the floor above from them :P

      xo

      Delete

Every comment you leave puts a smile on my face.
Thank you for reading, I highly appreciate it. :)