National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh - United Kingdom, Benson & Forsyth
Construction year: 1998
Address: Chambers Street | EDINBURGH | United Kingdom | Visit Website
Latitude/Longitude: 55.94691, -3.19048

National Museum of Scotland’s architecture was controversial from the start, and Prince Charles resigned as patron of the museum, in protest at the lack of consultation over its design. National Museum of Scotland is made up of geometric, Corbusian forms, but also has numerous references to Scotland, such as brochs and castellated, defensive architecture. It is clad in golden Moray sandstone, which one of its architects, Gordon Benson, has called “the oldest exhibit in the building”, a reference to Scottish geology. The building was a 1999 Stirling Prize nominee.

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