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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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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Its free, that's about it

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
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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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We visited by accident and hadn't planned to. As a free attraction, it was really interesting and gave a great insight into the history of banking in Scotland and how some of the ideas and phrases we are used to today came into being. Seeing £1 million pounds in note form is also interesting - we can all dream of... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I have (of course) never seen a real million pounds before, and what a treat! Great museum with a story of the Bank of Scotland (the oldest bank in Scotland) with plenty artifacts from it's history. Also a real million pounds to see, AND it's free entry! Well worth spending an hour if you have one to spare in the... More 

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