The lovely central atrium of the museum:
James Watt is a Scottish national hero:
A steam engine is de rigueur:
The famous ruminant. If you can't guess why she's famous, see here.
A Jacquard loom! I had heard of these, but never seen one before.
This contraption was a harbinger of massive industrialization, and its punched cards anticipated computer programming. More here.
Telephone and telegraph technology ...
An Enigma code machine ...
A teletype ... we're getting warmer ...
... and here they are!
Yes, that's it. A total of four typewriters on display, all of which are unexciting to the experienced collector.
Well, I did enjoy looking at this handsome British version of the Oliver 9 with a wide carriage, metal-ringed keys, and what looks like a cork platen.
As a consolation, there was this entertaining book to page through in the gift shop.
I leave you with a few panoramas.
Edinburgh, looking out over the glass-ceilinged train station:
Edinburgh from Arthur's Seat, a rugged hill at the edge of town:
And the debating room at the Scottish Parliament, a fascinating building: