The excellent Edinburgh Blogger has posted about the fact that the original plans for Edinburgh’s New Town will be returned to display (under special conditions) in the Museum of Edinburgh.
Now, for a girl who often functions as an unofficial tour guide for any friends or acquaintances visiting Edinburgh, I thought I knew quite a lot about my adopted home town. Who the King, Queen and Princes are that the New Town plan is based around. Where the remnants of the old city walls can be found. Where John Knox’s grave is. Why students rub the toe of the statue outside the High Court of Justiciary before exams. Why people spit on the Heart of Midlothian. Where Deacon Brodies workshop is (and the name of the literary character he inspired). Where the most active poltergeist is. What building a mummified cat was found inside the walls of during renovations. Where Jacobs Ladder can be found…
But I didn’t know about the Museum of Edinburgh.
I’ve walked past that building so many times, yet I never knew it was a museum! Right, that’s it, I’ve got to go investigating!
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I admit to not being in that museum since a school trip in about 1985