National Museum Harris Tweed display

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A Harris Tweed suit is among more than 3,000 objects on display at the opening of the new galleries at the National Museum of Scotland on 8 July.

Displayed in the new Fashion and Style gallery, the man’s suit was designed by Vivienne Westwood for her autumn/winter 1988/89 ‘Time Machine’ collection and made of green Harris Tweed.

The suit features articulated sections and is inspired by medieval armour.

The ten new galleries open following a £14.1 million redevelopment in the National Museum of Scotland’s 150th anniversary year.

The new state-of-the-art galleries are the latest phase in an £80 million Masterplan to transform the Museum and showcase the breadth of its world class collections.

As one of the world’s great museums, the National Museum of Scotland uniquely brings together science and art, the natural world and the diversity of human cultures, inviting visitors to explore the world under one roof.

The innovative new galleries, created in collaboration with award-winning practice Hoskins Architects and exhibition specialists Metaphor, encourage visitors to take a journey of discovery.

The redevelopment of the magnificent Grade A listed Victorian building restores the Museum’s original layout and sightlines.

Over 3,000 objects are now on display across the new galleries, three-quarters of which have not been shown for at least a generation.

Visitors will be able to experience the collections like never before, with in-depth information provided through a network of digital labels, audio visual programmes, a wide range of interactive exhibits and original working machines – totalling over 150 interactive exhibits.