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Museum on the Mound

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Address: The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ , Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 243 5464
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Excellent place to visit if you're passing by (which you prob will) and will only take half an hour to an hour to go round. Some aspects might be a bit boring for kids but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent place to visit if you're passing by (which you prob will) and will only take half an hour to an hour to go round. Some aspects might be a bit boring for kids but they'll fire past them anyway and go straight to the £1m in the glass box and then to the safe to try crack the code... More 

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Troon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I have been around this a few times now and the history of early currency and the way money developed is fascinating. There are two stacks of millions displayed differently using defunct £20 notes and I have to say I wouldn't mind a few of the real thing in glass cases at home. Kids enjoy having a go at the... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Its free to visit but a bit boring apart from the million pounds on display. If you like banking you will like it otherwise it will take you 10 mins to walk round

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A really informative museum considering its size. It was a nice way to spend an hour on a dreary day, and the gift shop has quite a few nice items too. We enjoyed learning about the history of banking in Scotland.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A small but very interesting museum just off Princes Street. Many visitors restrict their visits to the larger museums and miss out on some smaller gems. Have ever seen a million pounds on open display ? Well you can here though the sad thing is you can't use it !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

A small (one level) but well organized museum located at the former office of the Bank of Scotland. Ever wondered what a million pounds look like? Ever wanted a chance to crack open a safe? This is an interactive and engaging space suitable for the young and the old. Besides the history lesson about money, I also learnt about the... More 

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Kelso, Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A small and quite cramped museum but with interesting displays about the history of Scottish banking and the mechanics of coinage and printed money production. It's free and worth going in just to see the £1million in £20 notes.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

So that’s what a £1,000,000 looks like then!! Seeing loads of old money and finding out about the banking history of Scotland made it an interesting visit. We only really went to see the £1m pound but the exhibition is far more then that. As its free its fine even if you stop for a short amount of time.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I went here based on a review by my brother. Okay it's free it's a little interesting I nipped round in about 20 minutes as it wasn't very exciting. The gift shop had some cool gifts Worth a cheeky visit

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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Me and my Mam stumbled onto this museum by accident as we were heading to something else. I was pleasantly surprised at how interesting this was, being that it was all about money. There was plenty of artefacts to see including a million pounds, and it was useful to know about the Scottish history of money before they amalgamated with... More 

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Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.