National Museum of Scotland
Founded by Act of Parliament in 1985, the department of National Museums Scotland was formed out of a combination of the 'National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland' and 'The Royal Scottish Museum', however it wasn't until very recently (2006 to be exact) that the 'National Museum of Scotland' was officially created, thanks to a coalition with the new Museum of Scotland. The National Museum of Scotland now stands next to the Royal Museum on Chambers Street in the centre of the city, and has many different collections and exhibitions, covering subjects such as Scottish archaeoloogy, medieval objects, art, science, artefacts from around the globe and much, much more. After some renovation work in 2011, 16 new galleries were opened at the museum, which included 8,000 different objects, most of which had not been displayed before.
Some of the most popular and eminent displays at the museum include the stuffed body of Dolly the sheep, one of Elton John's very own, fabulous suits and sever Ancient Egyptian exhibitions. One of the more gruesome favourites, that proves popular with children, is 'The Maiden' - and early Scottish form of guillotine.
All those wonders, with no charge for admission!