Our Dynamic Earth
Scottish Parliament Building
The Scottish parliament building, on the site of a former brewery, was officially opened by HM the Queen in October 2005. Designed by...
This stunning modern gallery, which occupies the shell of a former church and school, is a showcase for exhibitions of art from the...
Scottish Poetry Library
A fantastic literary resource housed in award-winning modern architecture, the poetry library hosts regular exhibitions and is a source...
Set among the glass-and-steel architecture of the redeveloped Holyrood district, Hemma (Swedish for ‘at home’) is one of a stable of...
Café at the Palace
This cafe in the courtyard of the Queen’s Gallery serves soup and snacks, including baked potato with haggis.
Holyrood Rd · interesting places nearby
Our Dynamic Earth information
Housed in a modernistic white marquee, Our Dynamic Earth is billed as an interactive, multimedia journey of discovery through Earth's history from the Big Bang to the present day. Hugely popular with kids of all ages, it's a slick extravaganza of whiz-bang special effects and 3D movies cleverly designed to fire up young minds with curiosity about all things geological and environmental. Its true purpose, of course, is to disgorge you into a gift shop where you can buy model dinosaurs and souvenir T-shirts.