The Royal Chamber
This third floor gallery is where you can uncover some of the facts and figures behind the building of this Victorian masterpiece, now recognised and admired as a national landmark.
The story starts with the competition which was held to appoint a designer for the construction of the Monument – and it reaches a climax with the opening in September 1869 – almost 150 years ago.
After opening in 1869, the Monument very quickly became established as an important heritage attraction, and many of those who came to follow the story of William Wallace wanted to take home a souvenir of their visit. Examples of the items which have been produced over the years are displayed in two exhibition cabinets, including a number of interesting souvenirs and gifts.
A miniature version of the Tower in this gallery allows children to get to grips with building their own Monument.
From this level you only have one further set of steps to climb before you reach the Crown – make sure you have your camera ready!