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- Royal Museum of Scotland
The Royal Museum of Scotland is the largest museum in Britain outside of London. Its interior, slim, elegant cast iron pillars and glass roof has galleries leading off from the main hall. It was opened in the 1860s at the height of Victorian confidence as an "industrial" museum. It became the Royal Museum of Scotland in 1904 and is now part of the National Museums of Scotland.
Although the museum houses a wide range of objects from around the world, it has a particularly fine collection of Scottish minerals, crystals and fossils from around Scotland, including the collection of Hugh Miller, am early pioneering geologist.
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