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National Museum of Scotland 'will re-open in July'

10th February 2011

The Victorian part of the National Museum of Scotland is to re-open in July when its ambitious refurbishment programme is completed, it has been confirmed.

A GBP 46.4 million refit means that the National Museum of Scotland now houses around 20,000 objects in 36 galleries and makes it one of the largest museums in the UK.

The three-year project has seen some 8,000 artefacts installed in 16 new galleries at the Edinburgh museum and the interior of the building has been restored to its original condition.

Sir Angus Grossart, chairman of National Museums Scotland, said the project attempted to meet the 'highest international standards' that Scotland and the museum's collections deserve.

'We are confident that this great transformation will underline that the museum will be a key destination, which will inspire, as well as inform, visitors and generations to come,' he added.

When the new section of the museum opens, around 80 per cent of the objects on display will receive their first public airing, while a new learning centre will treble the space for education in the facility.
 

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