Originally, the front of the building was encased by railings as can be seen below. It is thought that these railings were taken away during the second world war. The present day entrance with ramp access was constructed in 2001.

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If you walk around the museum you will notice that above each window there is a carved stone figurehead. Each one depicts an eminent scientist of Britain. At the apex of the building is the carved head of Hugh Falconer more details of whom can be viewed in the founders section of this site.

Hugh Falconer

Hugh Falconer

 

Sir David Brewster - philosopher and scientist

Sir David Brewster –
philosopher and scientist

Georges Cuvier - French Baron and naturalist

Georges Cuvier –
French Baron and naturalist

Dr John Malcolmson - Geologist

Dr John Malcolmson –
Geologist

 

 

 

 

 

Hugh Miller - Geologist from Cromarty

Hugh Miller –
Geologist from Cromarty

Edward Forbes - Professor of Natural History

Edward Forbes –
Professor of Natural History

Sir Isaac Newton - Mathematician and philosopher

Sir Isaac Newton –
Mathematician and philosopher

 

 

 

 

 

Sir Walter Scott - novelist and poet

Sir Walter Scott –
novelist and poet

James Watt - Inventor of the steam engine

James Watt –
Inventor of the steam engine