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Extra stars for the Nelson Monument

Visit Scotland has announced that the Nelson Monument is to be upgraded to a four-star rated visitor attraction, following the recent work as part of the Twelve Monuments Project.

Mar 7, 2010

Visit Scotland has a five-level grading system for attractions which indicates the standard of customer care and range of facilities on offer.

Previously graded at two-stars, the monument is now rated ‘excellent’

In addition to repairing the monument and its Time Ball mechanism, a new exhibition was added as part of the project, describing the connection with Lord Nelson, the development of the building and the history of the Time Ball.

Thanks to funding from the Ernest Cook Trust, a Teachers’ Pack for the monument has also been produced, designed to encourage school visits to the Nelson Monument and Calton Hill.

The pack contains information on the history of Lord Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar, as well as the construction of the tower and the inclusion of the time ball mechanism. There are activity sheets and suggested ideas for study themes covering a multitude of curricular areas including social and natural sciences, literacy and expressive arts.

Download the Teachers Pack (2.02 MB, Pdf)

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