56 Largo Road, St. Andrews, Scotland KY16 8RP
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17 reviews of Shop @ Museum in English
Nice fish in the entrance hall. You are free to touch them too but always wash your hands after. Lots of animal and 1950-ish exhibits. Quite often there are special exhibits such as; video gaming history; battle history; scottish history etc. Clean and fun for all the family for a whole day. There are restaurants and cafes too on the ground and top floors.
This is one of the best places to visit on a rainy day. It’s huge and you can easily spend hours wandering around the many levels.
The animals section is a favourite and also the new “Connect” section, which is science related and has loads of hands on activities for all ages to get involved.
They also have special collections and displays on occasionally, which can cost extra but are worth a visit.
This is one of our favourite places to visit with the children.
There’s so much to see it’s almost overwhelming, many hours can be spent wandering the various levels and sub levels. There’s a restaurant, a cafe and a coffee bar (with varying prices to suit) and lots of seating areas. Lots of spacious lifts make seeing the museum pleasurable for all.
I could go on, but suffice it to say - we love it!
This museum is very modern and enticing from the outside.
Again, as with most (if not all) of Edinburgh’s museums, it is completely free to visit.
This along with one or more of the other museums, is an excellent fun (and educational) day out.
There is plenty to see, and is suitable for everyone (of any age).
A tremendous place for adults and children.
There are many galleries covering covering all aspects of science and many hands on exhibits to keep all ages occupied and interested.
They often have special interest exhibitions and talks.
this is a great place just to come in and sit in the cavernous entrance gallery surrounded by all that history and watching the gold fish in the pools.
The Royal Museum is closed for a complete redevelopment now. Right next door is the National Museum (the buildings, and museusm, adjoin) which is worth a visit in the meantime. They have a selection of exhibits from the Royal Museum in the connecting hallway, until such time as the older building re-opens.
Excellent museum, you can easily lose a few hours in here they have everything you can think of - and more! Free entry which is good for families like me who have several members. Parking not to good but on several bus routes with stops just outside. I have been many times but still haven’t seen everything. Brilliant for kids - educational but such good fun they don’t know they are learning!
This museum is free which right away is music to my ears! I once did a science sleepover here when I was about 10 and it was fantastic! This is definately a place to take the children on a rainy day. To be honest though I find it a great little trip as a couple too.
The museum is made up of a fantastic huge entrance halls which stretches the height of all three floors! From here it splits into various different rooms and floors where you will find exhibits on everything from cars to dinosaurs.
The only negative thing I can say about this museum is that a lot of the exhibits never seem to change so its not somewhere you can go regularly. Its also very busy at the weekends so a week day trip is a must.
The Royal Museum is one of Edinburgh's most popular visitor attractions. Its free entry - donations, of course, are very welcome - makes it accessible to all and allows those who wish to visit regularly the freedom to do so without the concern of cost.
Covered by a huge glass roof, the building is large and spacious. On the ground floor, a fountain attracts numerous wish-makers and a grand-sized clock ensures that no one will lose track of the time. There is also a dining area, which offers a variety of teas, coffees and snacks.
Animal-lovers will enjoy the many displays of animals - both large and small, extinct and those still in existence today. Indeed, the Royal Museum is quite a historical place. Its sections on Scottish and Egyptian history are particularly impressive.
The Royal Museum is a special place, with lots to see and do. There are many weird and wonderful artifacts to be seen - and look out for the formula one car! A great place for kids and adults alike, it has a little bit of something for everyone.
This place is excellent and it’s free, I remember being a kid wandering around the place for hours and I still do.
The building is a magnificent structure with a glass roof flooding the main hall with natural light, it’s a wonderful sight.
The artefacts within the museum range from geology to technology, industry to decorative arts and many more.
You would really need a full day to properly see everything within the museum and even then miss something.
I enjoy the natural history section the most, I love this place, I could spend a whole afternoon wandering around the different mammals, reptiles, birds it goes on and on. They also have a really large display of bugs and insects, all right not everyone's cup of tea, but the place is fascinating.
This is a place you have to visit, there's something for everyone
The entrance of this museum is just stunning. There is the glass ceiling up above with the light pouring in and the balconies to the side. The two giant fishponds, the happy chatter, the Millenium Clock (maybe a bit nightmare inducing if you look close but an incredibly intricateand beautiful piece of work with light and sound effects) and a lovely cafe which serves good coffees and a lovely scone with the nicest jam - the perfect place for afternoon tea! You can really spend hours and hours in here without getting bored and can go again and again, which I often do. Like Ericka (fellow reviewer) the animal exhibits are the best I've ever seen and I often pop in just for a quick look if I'm walking past. This really is one of Edinburghs top attractions and well worth a visit.
The Royal Museum on Chamber street is not what I expected. Expectations: stuffy, stodgy, overbearing and baroque. Those were some of the adjectives I fully expected to be in full representation at the Royal Museum of Scotland. I went a little grudgingly. Imagine, three hours later one satisified smiling girl. The Royal Museum is akin to my favourite type of museum- the ones that are always depicted in hip New York literati vehicle. Ie: when Margot and Richie Tenenbaum go to sleep over at the museum- or when Holden Caulfield and Phoebe take a walkabout. This is THAT kind of museum. The animal exhibit is possibly my favourite exhibit in the world. The animals are in huge glass cases- you can walk about and look at grizzlies, lions, tigers, the like. And there is none- you'll see my judgment here- of all those boring museumesque 'learning' bits that I never read anyways (if you are the type that does, no offense, and this museum will still be great, I promise). I could go to the this Museum over and over again. The inside foyer is flooded with light- which is rare in Scotland, and there are goldfish ponds. In addition, the cafe was just featured in the Guardian as one of the best places to grab a coffee in Edinburgh. And, it's free entry. Do it.
The Royal Museum is one of the nicest, lightest places you'll walk into in Edinburgh. Its main hall is flooded with light and adds a tinkly airiness to the chatter of those milling about. This is helped by the fish ponds in the middle of the floor - an unexpected living exhibit in a big museum like this. Visit if you've got kids to entertain, or if you too like learning stuff by bashing things around and pressing buttons on screens - there's a great interactive section. But also wander in for the chiming of the Millennium Clock - an intricate and rather chilling clockwork reflection on the 20th Century. Also, good coffee and light food from the cafe in the middle of the tall, light main hall.
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