Next was The Maiden, a guillotine which used to be on display in Queen Street and apparently medical students still get up to pranks with it on occasions! There was also some Mary Queen of Scots memorabilia which a guard suggested I might find interesting as we spoke about the refurbishment of Stirling Castle which I had recently visited. If there is something of specific interest, a curator can be found to help you and even arrange for you to ‘examine’ it, though this is obviously best done with a bit of forward planning.
(1st September, 2011)
*National Museum of Scotland: http://www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/national_museum.aspx