in Greatbritain2017, Sciencemuseums
Edinburgh's National Museum of Scotland is a almost a museum of everything, well not quite, but it's 5 museums in one:
history museum of scotland (all the way back to prehistoric)
museum of natural history
how scotland used to be part of the tech industry
I naively thought 4H woudl do it, but honestly not quite. Had I known I'd have started a bit more quickly than I actually did.
I probably spent a bit too long in the prehistoric section, which was nice:
A good section of the people who used to live in Scotland, all the way back to the Romans and Vikings:
how scotland was fighting england
coins for all occasions
A good portion of the museum was a nice natural history museum:
cigarette for soldiers in hospitals, brilliant!
funny how that old dinosaur looks a lot like the pretended lock ness monster :)
nice collection of felines :)
did I mention felines? :)
The science museum section also had good displays:
dolly the sheep, the one that was cloned
Peter Higgs who theorized the Higgs boson over 50 years before Cern was finally able to confirm its existence
nice collection of computers, most european:
A floor showed how Scotland was very much involved in the tech industry, including semi conductors:
huge silicon lingo that wafers and chips are made from
A nice collection of art from around the world:
I so barely finished in 4H and had to rush some bits. Without a proper map and navigation it's a bit of a mess to visit though due to multiple kinds of museums all mixed into one. That said, well worth the visit, too bad it closes kind of early (17:00).