National Museum of Scotland Reopens After £46m Renovation

1 August 2011 (Last Updated August 1st, 2011 18:30)

The National Museum of Scotland in the UK has been reopened following a £46m renovation carried over the three years. The revamp involved joining the two buildings that housed the museum earlier while the entrance of the museum has been moved to open into a new public space.

The National Museum of Scotland in the UK has been reopened following a £46m renovation carried over the three years.

The revamp involved joining the two buildings that housed the museum earlier while the entrance of the museum has been moved to open into a new public space.

Work on the four-storey facility included upgrades to its animal hall and the conversion of storage spaces to public areas.

A new glass elevator takes visitors to the Grand Gallery of the museum.

The back wall of the museum has been increased by 18m over four floors and has been converted into a display case christened ‘Window on the World’.

The project was jointly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Scottish Government and private donations.