"Museum of Scotland" National Museum of Scotland Tip by MalenaN

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh: 38 reviews and 83 photos

  The Lewis chesspices
by MalenaN

Museum of Scotland is part of the National Museum of Scotland. On five floors the history of Scotland is displayed, from the geological formation to the 20th century. To see everything it would be good to return many times (entrance is free). I did not see everything when I was there but concentrated on ?The Kingdom of the Scots?, but I also saw some more.
At the entrance you can get a plan over the museum and in the big room called Hawthornden Court you can pick up free audio guides.
The chesspices on the photo were found on the island Lewis 1831. They were made of walrus ivory in the 12th century when the Norse ruled the Hebrides.

Address: Chambers Street
Directions: In the corner of George IV Bridge and Chambers Street.
othercontact: info@nms.ac.uk
Phone: 0131 - 247 4422
Website: http://www.nms.ac.uk

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 19, 2005
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