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Museums & Galleries

There is a wealth of (often free) cultural activity in Edinburgh, with a range of museums and galleries catering for all tastes. All are within walking distance or a short taxi ride from The Chester Residence. Here are our favourites:

1) The National Gallery of Scotland
www.nationalgalleries.org / Tel: 0131 624 6200
Housed in a striking neoclassical building situated at one end of Princes Street Gardens, the gallery features works by the likes of Da Vinci and the Impressionists.

2) The Royal Museum
www.nms.ac.uk Tel: 0131 225 7534
Thirty-six galleries host exhibitions covering a wide range of topics at The Royal Museum. Admission is free.

3) Royal Scottish Academy
www.royalscottishacademy.org / Tel: 0131 225 46671
The academy holds exhibitions of contemporary Scottish work, with the Royal Scottish Society of Watercolourists and the Society of Scottish Artists being frequent contributors.

4) Our Dynamic Earth
www.dynamicearth.co.uk / Tel: 0131 550 7800
Get involved in helping to save the planet, discover fascinating facts about the ocean, or learn about arctic survival.

5) National Museum of Scotland
www.nms.ac.uk / Tel: 0131 247 4422
Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, art and design, science and technology and Scottish history, all under one roof!

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