Museums

As an artist, I feel my spirit burst with joy every time I visit Scotland. Not only for its landscapes, but also for the richness of its museums.

An interesting fact, to keep in mind, is that most museums in Britain are free. This, is because many of the artworks come from other countries and, as I have been explained, they feel both in debt and very fortunate at the same time. That’s why they decided to share their wealth and good fortune with all the visitors.

Although they’re free it’s suggested to leave a contribution.

For the moment I will just give you the addresses. Later on, I will write more details of the ones I have visited.

One thing to bear in mind is that on Mondays, museums are closed.

Edinburgh :

The Museum on the Mound: The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ, United Kingdom.

It is a former Bank of Scotland turned into a Museum, it’s one of the most outstanding buildings in the Royal Mile, situated at the intersection of Market and The Mound streets, it’s visible from almost all the areas in the city centre (Royal Mile, Princess Street, Princess Gardens, etc.).

The People’s Story Museum : 163 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BN, United Kingdom.

Very easy to locate on the Royal Mile. It’s a very peculiar and beautiful building , with a large clock in one of the towers.

The Museum of Edinburgh: 142-146 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DD, United Kingdom

It’s on the Royal Mile. Just in front of the People’s Story Museum.

The Museum of Childhood: 42 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TG, United Kingdom.
It’s also on the Royal Mile.

The Writers’ Museum : Lawnmarket, Lady Stair’s Close, Edinburgh EH1 2PA, United Kingdom
It has two entrances, one the Royal Mile and another one on Lady Stair’s Close.

The National Portrait Gallery of Scotland: 1 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JD, United Kingdom.
It’s located in front of the bus terminal.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art: 73 Belford Rd, Edinburgh EH4 3DS, United Kingdom
Also accessible by a trail from Dean Village, for those who like hiking.

The National Gallery of Scotland : The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, United Kingdom.
It’s on Princess Gardens, accessible from Princess St. or from The Mound St.

The National Museum of Scotland: Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, United Kingdom.

It’s in front of Bobby’ statue and the Greyfriars’ Kirk.

Paid Museums:
Surgeon’s Museum, Queen’s Gallery and others.

Glasgow :
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum: Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AG, United Kingdom
Located very close to the campus of the University of Glasgow.

Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, GoMA: Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AH, United Kingdom
Close to George Square and Buchanan St.

Although not museums, castles , scattered throughout this country are full of history, artworks and are worthy to visit them.

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