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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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Family fun on the mound!

What a great little find! We had walked past the enterance a few times and only noticed the banners. We had a few hours to kill before our flight so decided to head here for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Dagenham, England, United Kingdom
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Dagenham, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

What a great little find! We had walked past the enterance a few times and only noticed the banners. We had a few hours to kill before our flight so decided to head here for the free coin bashing. We were delighted we did. From our arrival at the door, where we were greated by a lovely man who provided... More 

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

smashing find. Great staff who instantly made us welcome. Our children really engaged with the displays even though the cracking of the safe eluded them :(

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you like money and want to take a picture with 1 million pounds, this is the museum that will impress your friends back home. It is located under the headquarters of Scotland's first and oldest bank. Another free museum in Edinburgh. It is definitely worth a quick visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Now I know what a million looks like should I ever have the fortune of posessing it. The gent on the door was very friendly and informative, lots of interesting exhibits, allow 45 minutes, free admission - bonus!

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Dundee, Scotland, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is a great wee place, interesting to see what £1 million pounds look like and how money has changed through the years. Set in such a beautiful building. Free entry. Cannot grumble about that. Great way to spend an hour or so, especially of its pouring rain!

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

First visit and free to get in , the staff were friendly and interesting place to visit and the million pound in the cabinet was temping to buy a lottery ticket !!!!

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

When we arrived we were really nicely greeted by the Museum Staff/Security. The Museum is extremely fascinating itself because it contains bank related ancient artifacts, games and other fun things in 7 different small rooms that are connected to one circle and the last room leads your back to the start or exit. Another fascinating thing for us was to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Took my daughter here today. It was really fun. They have a wee book for kids that is actually fun to do! The staff was really friendly and made sure we had seen all the coolest stuff. It will not fill up a day but is a great hour or so! Extra awesome, it is free!

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The entrance to this museum is totally free of charge. You get to learn a lot about the history of money, you can stike your own lucky penny, you get to see tons of kids running around and solving the museum's treasure hunt. At the end/beginning there is even a gift shop. Location of the museum is also really neat... More 

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Islington, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

You should visit this museum if you are in Edinburgh they even have a puzzle for you to solve (adults).

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Additional Information about Museum on the Mound

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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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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