The Museum of Edinburgh traces the history of the capital from prehistoric
times to the present day.
Archaeological finds at Crammond, provide an exhibition which describes the life
of occupying Roman forces in east Scotland almost 2000 years ago.
Another section uses displays to illustrate life in the Old and New Towns from
the 1760's, and extensive collections of Edinburgh made silverware, glassware,
pottery and decorative art highlight the skill and imagination of craftworkers
down the centuries.
Other important or celebrated relics, such as the National Covenant (a
petition demanding religious freedom - 1638), and the collar and bowl of Greyfriars
Bobby (the fondly remembered terrier dog) indicate the diversity
and intrigue offered by this magnificent archive.