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Museum on the Mound

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Address: The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ , Scotland
Phone Number: 441312435464
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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FREE & GREAT WHEN IN THE AREA

Unless your very into this,probably not worth traveling far for a specific visit, but when in the area certainly worth 30 minutes of your time, All FREE, nice building less than 5... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
john s
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Lincoln, United Kingdom

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unless your very into this,probably not worth traveling far for a specific visit, but when in the area certainly worth 30 minutes of your time, All FREE, nice building less than 5 minutes walk from the castle.History of Banking in Scotland, Notes/Coins etc,

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting and informative Museum about banks, how they evolved and the use of money through the ages. One of the best in Edinburgh and FREE!

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Thank RandH32
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were finishing our tour of edinburgh when we came across the Museum on the Mound a museum about currency. They have a million pounds cash in the gift shop voided of course so thats something to take a look at, but yes when got there with only 30 mins till closing time the place was empty we started walking... More 

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Thank MrJoshFisher
Torquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to find a free and interesting attraction. Well worth the climb up the hill. Staff were very helpful.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great time when last there with lots of great things to see Like the cafe with variety of eats or lunch. Free entry with lift and child friendly quite a few go there.

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Thank Trevor S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great little diversion whilst exploring Edinburgh.Fascinating exhibits and polite friendly staff a great experience.The admission is free so bonus!

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Thank blewgoch
Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a bit of a wild card during my visit to Edinburgh and it turned out to be my favourite attraction. It was free and so interesting. The staff were amazing. The shop was great and full of reasonably priced items. A hidden gem and well worth a visit.

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As for many, this will be the closest I'd ever get to a million pound. The museum gives a great overview of how banking developed, despite threats to the existence, forgery and fire. Many historical pieces and stories told on how monetary history unfolded. Point of thought, the sheer trust early recipients had to put into the 1st bank note.... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here. The staff and exhibits are terriffic :-) Congratulations to all involved and working here to present a great facility to visitors. Enjoy :-)

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Luxembourg
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358 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

A museum about all the aspects of money, explained in a hands on way. Really interesting and original. Admission is free!

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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.
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