National Museum of Scotland unveils 10 new galleries

The National Museum of Scotland. Picture: Jane Barlow
The National Museum of Scotland. Picture: Jane Barlow
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The Edinburgh museum is set to open ten galleries in an ambitious new project.

The £14.1 million project will see the museum install over 3000 objects into four galleries of decorative art, fashion and design and six galleries of science and technology.

This fundraising appeal is the last vital step towards the realisation of a vision which will see ten new galleries brought to life.

Alexander McCall Smith

The galleries will be completed on the 150th anniversary year of the Victorian building, which was first opened in 1866.

This expansion will see display space increase by over 40 per cent, with 75 per cent of the objects on display not having been seen for at least a generation.

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This appeal is supported by long term supporter and renowned author Alexander McCall Smith, who said: “This fundraising appeal is the last vital step towards the realisation of a vision which will see ten new galleries brought to life.”

The new galleries are due to open on Friday, 8 July 2016.