Great Eight!

The lat­est part of our se­ries look­ing at Scot­land’s must-see build­ings and mu­se­ums vis­its the Na­tional War Mu­seum at Ed­in­burgh Cas­tle

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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

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