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Museum on the Mound

The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ , Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
0131 243 5464
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Ranked #49 of 207 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: The Museum on the Mound's is a small museum associated with the Bank of Scotland traces the history of banking and money in Scotland with interesting... more »
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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88 reviews 88 reviews
4 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

really enjoyed this trip through scottish banking, see a million pounds in a case, and all the attempts at forgery

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Almost bumped into it on the way to my hotel, staff and exhibits are great based on the bank of Scotland, excellent exhibts on forgery and see a million pounds in a box ! staff are really helpful and socialable, not very big but well worth a visit

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Accidentally stumbled upon this museum after taking a wrong turn looking for somewhere else! Decided to go in anyway as it was free entry and we were there anyway. There were some interesting displays and a few different interaction displays for kids where you can print out your own wanted poster, press coins and see what one million pounds look... More

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East Lothian, Scotland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Ever wanted to see a million pounds in cash , you can here. Small but fascinating museum about Scottish money and banking. Only takes about 20-30 mins to walk round but worth a visit and best of all its free. Not really much for kids, mainly grown up stuff.

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West Yorkshire, UK
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94 reviews 94 reviews
37 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had a spare half hour so stopped by. Some interesting facts & old relics...especially the ledgers. Good place to stop by if avoiding a rain cloud. Free admission.

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Castleford, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

First of all anything with free entrance is a rarity these days. Even more so when the contents are so interesting. Displays well presented and information descriptive and informative. Excellent disabled access. Not one for the kids however.

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
40 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Nice looking building and I believe that the upper floors are still used for offices. Free entry which is great and it provides a very intertsing history of banking and money. The £1 million in cash on display is worth a look. Different artifacts and interactive displays and coin stamping and brass rubbing would keep the interest of all ages.... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I work in banking so found this museum very interesting. Even young children would enjoy it as there is a case containing one million pounds and they can do brass rubbing and coin stamping.

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Bangor.N Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The Museum on the Mound charts the rise of the bank of Scotland . It also has one million pounds on display - and what a lot of money that is! It is a small museum but very well laid out and full of interesting facts and odd artifacts. It is also free and a good way to brush up... More

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Washington, DC, USA
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23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We spent an enjoyable hour in this Museum of banking and currency. It is located in the former headquarters building of the Bankof scotland (now part of Lloyds) and is free. It was very interesting and the displays are very well presented.

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