National Museum of Scotland fit out commences
February 15 2011
Amongst the disparate objects being ferried into their new home is a dinosaur, mummy and a motor car, reflecting the eclectic fingers of a museum dedicated to revealing the wonders of nature, world cultures, and the innovations of science and technology.
Centrepiece of the overhauled space will be Windows on the World, a four storey emporium of 800 objects hand picked from the museums collections.
£46.4m has been spent on the Victorian structure, comprehensively restoring the interior and installing glass lifts, escalators and stairwells, work which will facilitate more space for international exhibitions and expanded facilities for events and conferences.
Augmenting this spruce up will be a redeveloped street level entrance hall, restaurants and shops whilst a new build 3 storey learning centre will enable an expansion of the museums work with schools and the wider public.
The attraction is being designed by Gareth Hoskins Architects and is expected to welcome over a million visitors a year when it opens this summer.
David Narro are acting as engineers on the scheme.
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