To be honest, my favorite part of the museum was the architecture.
June 14, 2016
Today we visited the National Museum of Scotland in downtown Edinburgh. This museum really fascinated me simply because of how long of a history Scotland had of opposing the English. There was a quote written on one of the museum walls that said “For so long as there shall but one hundred of us remain alive we will never give consent to subject ourselves to the dominion of the English.” I found this ironically hilarious, seeing as Scotland is now a part of the United Kingdom, and even voted against its own independence from the UK back in 2014.
Another interesting part about this museum to me was seeing how Scotland had changed so much as a country over the years yet still has maintained its traditions and cultures. The stereotypical Scottish kilts and bagpipes have been a part of Scotland’s culture for centuries and is still seen as very important to many Scots. The traditional Scottish dress worn several centuries ago is not much different from the modern-day traditional dress.
Although the museum artifacts were themselves astonishing, my absolute favorite part of the museum was the rooftop terrace. What a view! That has to be one of the best views of Edinburgh there is. I only wish that it had been a clearer day, but for Scotland, the weather was pretty good today!
Tomorrow we’re off to BBC Scotland in Glasgow and I am extremely excited. I’ve heard lots of good things about Glasgow and can’t wait to explore it tomorrow.