Two new street-level entranceways were created, and a major circulation route was re-established through the Great Hall to the rear of the building, greatly improving movement around the museum. Sixteen of the 28 galleries were redeveloped, allowing the exhibition of 100% more artefacts than were previously displayed.
The project created 7000m2 of new display space, a 25% increase in special exhibition space, and a 20% increase in public space. The museum’s learning offer was significantly improved through the development of a dedicated education centre and informal learning spaces.
The revitalisation also created a more cohesive connection to the iconic, modern Museum of Scotland, to which it is physically linked.