NEWS – The newly re-developed National Museum opens on 29th July 2011

Chambers Street

The newly re-developed National Museum opens on 29th July 2011

We are absolutely itching to see inside the newly re-developed National Museum on Chambers Street.

On Friday 29th July 2011, there will be an opening ceremony to celebrate, with the entertainment starting at 9.15am.

Marvel at the sea creatures on stilts from and an animatronic T-rex dinosaur whilst enjoying the beats of the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers. Just before the museum opens to the public, Grant Stott will invite the competition winner to open the doors, prompting a fanfare and the unfurling of banners. There will also be an abseil from the roof of the building.

The museum opens at 10am sharp – be one of the first to discover the amazing displays with new objects like the T.rex and familiar favourites like the Totem Pole.

Grant Stott will be hosting the festivities and continue with his 10am – 2pm radio show live from Chambers Street.

A world of discovery will awaits with 16 new galleries to explore, showing a dramatic range of treasures from dinosaurs to designer chairs, and mummies to motor cars. Music and activities will feature throughout the day.

Getting around the museum will be even easier with new entrances, glass lifts and escalators and a complete new floor at street level.

Other activites on at the museum over the summer are:

  • Drop-in Days. Mon 1 – Sun 21 August 1030 – 1630 (drop in) Free
    Visit our fantastic new Learning Centre and meet the team. Take part in daily taster activities to mark the opening of our new galleries.
  • Explore Time. Daily during August and September  1030 – 1630 (drop in) Free
    Get the most out of our new family galleries. Enablers in Imagine and Adventure Planet help you and your family discover even more about the stories these galleries tell.
  • Free Fringe Music. Sat 6 – Fri 26 August. 1245 – 1330 (drop in) Free
    Each lunchtime, take time out in the transformed National Museum of Scotland to enjoy a musical celebration of our new World Cultures and Discoveries galleries with music from around the world

The best thing of all that the National Museum is free to enter and is suitable for all weathers.

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