A visit to the National Museum of Scotland

After visiting Edinburgh Castle we headed off down the Royal Mile in search of something else to do. We liked the look of the Camera Obscura but being half term meant the queue outside was huge, so we left that idea behind and headed for the National Museum of Scotland instead which had the double bonus of being free. The National Museum of Scotland houses diverse collections that will take you on a journey of discovery through the history of Scotland and around the world, taking in the wonders of nature, art, design and fashion and science and technology – all… Continue Reading “A visit to the National Museum of Scotland”

Bringing the past to life with Verdant Works in Dundee

Verdant Works

Whilst visiting Dundee we visited Verdant Works, a restored mill housing interactive displays telling story of 19th-20th century local jute production. After purchasing our tickets in the cafe and shown the map we headed off on the self-guided tour. The first port of call was the office where we met Mr Forrester the Mill Manager who showed us around the office and explained what all the old equipment was for and how it was used. I have to say he was engaging and interesting, interacting with the kids and asking them questions to get them interested in their surroundings. We then… Continue Reading “Bringing the past to life with Verdant Works in Dundee”