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The Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, is a museum dedicated to the history, people and culture of Scotland. Edinburgh viewed from Arthurs Seat. ... A museum is a non-profit making, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of study, education and enjoyment, the tangible and intangible evidence of people and their environment. ... Stirling Castle has stood for centuries atop a volcanic crag defending the lowest ford of the River Forth. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Addressing the haggis during Burns supper: Fair fa your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o the puddin-race! The culture of Scotland is the national culture of Scotland (which has a civic culture somewhat distinct from that of the rest of the British Isles). ... Scotland (Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a country or nation and former independent kingdom of northwest Europe, and one of the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom. ...

Opened in 1998, the museum possesses a distinctive look. The building's architecture is a comprised of geometric, Corbusian forms, but also has numerous references to Scotland, such as brochs and castellated, defensive, architecture. It is clad in golden Morayshire sandstone, which the architect, Gordon Benson, has called "the oldest exhibit in the building", a reference to Scottish geology. The building was a 1999 Stirling Prize nominee. 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Architecture (in Greek αρχή = first and τέχνη = craftsmanship) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ... The Villa Savoye near Paris Le Corbusier (October 6, 1887–August 27, 1965) was a Swiss architect famous for what is now called the International style, along with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, and Theo van Doesburg. ... Dun Carloway Broch, Lewis, Scotland The Broch is an Iron Age round tower fortification type unique to Scotland. ... The Alcázar of Segovia, Spain A castle (from the Latin castellum, diminutive of castra, a military camp, in turn the plural of castrum or watchpost), is a fort, a camp and the logical development of a fortified enclosure. ... Morayshire or Elginshire is one of the traditional counties of Scotland, bordering Nairnshire to the west, Inverness-shire to the south, and Banffshire to the east. ... Red Sandstone in Wyoming Layered sandstone Sandstone is an arenaceous sedimentary rock composed mainly of feldspar and quartz and varies in colour (in a similar way to sand), through grey, yellow, red, and white. ... Geological map of Great Britain. ... 30 St Mary Axe (London, England). ...

The museum is on Chambers Street, in central Edinburgh, next door to the Royal Museum of Scotland. It is part of the National Museums of Scotland. Admission is free. The main hall of The Royal Museum of Scotland The Royal Museum of Scotland is a museum on Chambers Street, in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... The National Museums of Scotland are: The Royal Museum of Scotland The Museum of Scotland The Museum of Flight The Museum of Scottish Country Life The Shambellie House Museum of Costume The National War Museum of Scotland The Museum of Piping (in partnership with The National Piping Centre) See also...

External link

  • Official website (http://www.nms.ac.uk/scotland/)

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