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Museum on the Mound

The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ , Scotland (Castle/Royal Mile/High St)
0131 243 5464
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Ranked #38 of 197 attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: The Museum on the Mound's is a small museum associated with the Bank of Scotland traces the history of banking and money in Scotland with interesting... more »
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Ayrshire, Scotland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

After a great open top bus ride ended a bit miserably in a sudden downpour, I popped in really just for a heat to find a little treasure of a money history of the Bank of Scotland. Not only did I defrost but found it a much more interesting version of Economics lectures on Banking when I was at University.... More

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Was a spur of the moment decision to come here, but was worth it! Nice information about the bank of Scotland and it's history. There were fun little activities too, like building a model of the new bank over the old one, building model house, and even cracking a safe for a nice little chocolate coin reward! Museum staff were... More

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Kavala, Greece
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

It was an interesting visit. I recommend it for a quick visit, as one can see a little money history!

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Visited at midday and was not to busy, Good interactive items for kids and adults and was all about money new and old - some rally intresting facts and coins to look at. The staff are ever so freindly and helpful. Well worth a vist to lose an hour.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Popped in to kill some time and so we could say we had been and I was pleasantly surprised. All about money, no getting away from that, but I enjoyed seeing the way money has changed through the years. The staff were great, really friendly and great with the little man. Worth a visit.

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Formby, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Ok so its all about money and banks but the kids loved the activities and cracking the safe , as well as printing your own insurance certificates. Easily took care of and hour plus

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
55 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Lovely exhibition about money, fascinating to see 1 million pounds! Stunning views from the window towards princes street gardens. Friendly staff, knowledgable and a small shop.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This museum is not well-signposted, and yet is very centrally located between the Castle/Royal Mile and Princes Street. It is quite a small museum, but there is quite a lot to see. We liked the million pound note, and the safe-cracking feature, but it was the historical aspect of banking and anti-counterfeiting measures, printing plates etc., which were the most... More

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Hong Kong, China
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82 reviews 82 reviews
34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We went just because it was nearby and we wanted to see what the £1m is like and a vast collection of old journals, coins, notes etc... Good for a quick visit only if you are in the area.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This was my second visit to the museum and it is very impressive. It is a great way to look back at how we used to live, the history of Clerical Medical is an eye opener. I love all the old adverts - times have changed a lot. Well worth a visit for a step back in time. The staff... More

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