Tomorrow, July 29, the redesigned National Museum of Scotland will open and with it, at least 8,000 objects of which 80% will go on display for the first time in generations. Visitors will be able to experience 16 new galleries as they take in everything from a life-sized skeleton cast of a Tyrannosaurus Rex to specimens collected by Charles Darwin.
Dr Gordon Rintoul, National Museums Scotland director, said of the reopening: “This is a proud moment in the history of a great museum, the climax of a once-in-a-lifetime transformation through which we have rediscovered our exceptional collections, and breathed new life into a beautiful building.
“The result is a new National Museum of Scotland, a place where the cultures of Scotland and the world meet, and the arts and sciences connect.”
Hanging high above will be the Wildlife Panorama installation. It's made of a spectacular array of swimming and flying creatures Including a hippopotamus, a great white shark and a sunfish – all suspended from the ceiling!