The Museum Exterior

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.

webmuseumrailings

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.