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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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Great find!

Wonderful free museum devoted to money & bank notes. Lots of activities for all aged groups. Well worth a visy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Wonderful free museum devoted to money & bank notes. Lots of activities for all aged groups. Well worth a visy.

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Gorey, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This was a great find. It's cornerstone attraction is a million pounds in real but cancelled notes. I found lots of the other exhibits at least as good. They have loads of very early versions of notes and coin. Particular attention is paid to Scottish versions of these. There are also plates which were used to print the banknotes. This... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It is a small museum but quite interesting. Museum admission is free. It will take you around 1 hour if you visit thoroughly. It was fun for us to see the plates that they made the money with and also an old fashioned type of safe, which was quite cool with an internal lock system.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a small museum but has a great activity sheet for kids that they need to complete. The sheet guides you to the key displays and asks questions. Using this it'll take about 30 to 60 mins to tour the museum which is great especially as it's free! The staff are brilliant and seem to really enjoy being there... More 

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Small museum but very interesting . Loved the old plates for making the bank notes. Nostalgic look at various old banks no longer in existence . Fascinating and informative

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Interesting look at coins and banknotes going back over several centuries. The million pounds of course, and also children are given a booklet, a sort of museum trail to keep them interested. Well worth a visit. Never been to a museum quite like it. Should mention the friendly and helpful staff.

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Shildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We have seen this building, which stands out on the Edinburgh skyline, many times. We have walked close by numerous times after visiting The Castle and Xmas tree in December. We hadn't been inside, until heavy rain suggested we find shelter. What a pleasant surprise. We were given a very warm greeting on entry by a very pleasant and polite... More 

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Bellshill, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Had actually passed through here before a few years ago but popped in again today. Very friendly staff and really interesting exhibits. Gave me a true sense of the history of this place. Went in expecting to be about 15 minutes and was in for well over an hour. Better than expected!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

fun tales of banking and money.. fun exhibits and stories.. I was surprised to be so well entertained for an hour. It is more for adults, altho seems to be kid friendly.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Worth going in just to see what a million pounds looks like! Lots of information about bank stuff with some interaction too

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Address: Address: The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ , Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 243 5464
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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.