Edinburgh Museums and Art Galleries

Submitted by Owen McCafferty on Sat, 2011-08-27

National Museums of Scotland: The National Museums of Scotland aim to provide Scotland with a national museum service of international standing which preserves and enhances the collections in its care and promotes research on them.

The Museum of Childhood: The Museum of Childhood is a fun day out for the whole family. Young people can learn about the children of the past and see a fantastic range of toys and games, while adults enjoy a trip down memory lane.

Writers’ Museum: The Writers’ Museum celebrates the lives of three great Scottish writers – Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Royal Scottish Academy: Royal Scottish Academy (RSA), the home of contemporary art in Scotland. Since 1826, the Academy has occupied William Henry Playfair’s magnificent landmark building on the Mound, Edinburgh.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art: The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, holds the national collection of modern art. When opened in 1960, the collection was held in Inverleith House, at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery: The Scottish National Portrait Gallery opened to the public in 1889, and is the first purpose-built portrait gallery in the world.

The National Galleries of Scotland: The National Galleries of Scotland look after one of the world’s finest collections of Western art ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day.

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