The latest part of our series looking at Scotland’s must-see buildings and museums visits the National War Museum at Edinburgh Castle
OPENED in 1933, the National War Museum can be found within the walls of Edinburgh Castle, and is run by National Museums Scotland.
Housed in a former ordnance storehouse, it was conceived at the same time as the National War Memorial, also in the castle, and covers 400 years of Scotland at war through permanent and special exhibitions.
Formerly known as the Scottish United Services Museum, the museum attracts around 750,000 visitors per year.
In the month when we remember the end of the First World War, we asked curator Dr Patrick Watt to select eight of the most striking exhibits in the museum.
Dr Patrick Watt