Whilst in Edinburgh we meet up with my sister and niece and needed a nice, family friendly activity for us all to do. It’s free, although the temporary exhibit had a charge. Following the schedule of a two-year-old we had lunch at about 11:30am, then headed to the museum. There’s an eclectic mix of things to look at. We looked at the skeletons of extinct animals, we learnt about camouflage with an interactive fish game, and we explored robotics by programming a robot arm to spell out my niece’s name.
My niece enjoyed seeing the planes hanging from the ceiling, although asked where the stairs were so we could get on board. We liked seeing the crazy shoes in the fashion exhibitions, and feeling the samples of the different fabrics that designers use. It’s hard to go into more depth as we spent most of the time running after a toddler (running along the corridors is the best game ever obvs).
Renowned brick artist Warren Elsmore (why did I not become a brick artist???) made this 3m long replica of the museum out of lego. It’s pretty cool, and hard to photograph due to glare on the glass case. But he’s recreated some of the key items on display, like a dinosaur and a whale jawbone. There’s also a couple getting married, the groom is wearing a kilt! And it’s generally very cute! But I do love models of things.