I recently bought a Museum Card as a birthday present to myself. With the card you can visit over 240 museums all over Finland and it’s valid for a year. I think the card is a brilliant idea since museum entrance usually costs 10-15€. It’s great to give as a gift and I think you end up visiting museums more often once you have the card. But let’s not forget that for many people going to museums is just something they can’t afford. That’s why I like the UK’s approach to museums, all national museums have free entry. So everyone has access and everyone is welcome!

On our last day in Edinburgh, we visited the National Museum of Scotland before heading to the airport. I didn’t know anything about the museum before we went so I was expecting it to be about the country’s history. This national museum however had some surprises in store. Besides Scottish history there were artifacts from cultures all over the world, animals, minerals and a whole lot more. It’s like the people who put this museum together decided to put a little bit of everything in it, just for the fun of it. They also have very friendly guides who tell you about some of the special pieces the in the museum’s collection. Definitely worth a visit when in Edinburgh.


The grand gallery of the museum is so bright and beautiful! This is reason enough to visit the museum.


Creepy and fascinating at the same time!


There were all kinds of interesting machines on display.


I wish they had another one that you could touch and maybe even weave a bit with.


The craftsmanship!


I can never get enough of amethyst geodes!


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