Scottish museum unveils new look

THOUSANDS of treasures will go on display for the first time when the National Museum of Scotland re-opens on 29th July following a £46 million redevelopment.

An artist’s impression of the National Museum of Scotland’s Grand Gallery, where some of the museum’s larger exhibits will be displayed

An artist’s impression of the National Museum of Scotland’s Grand Gallery, where some of the museum’s larger exhibits will be displayed

The 8,000 objects will be spread over 16 new galleries, and almost 80% have never been on show before.
As well as themed areas with displays about world cultures and natural history, the Discoveries Gallery will showcase Scotland’s achievements in leadership, inventiveness and military prowess, and the Grand Gallery will house large-scale objects such as a marble statue of engineer James Watt and a lighthouse optic designed by the Stevenson dynasty.
There will also be a gallery for international touring exhibitions and new shops and restaurants.
Entry to the museum is free, but special guided tours can be arranged in advance for groups for a fee.

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