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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 #46 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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West Yorkshire, UK
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90 reviews 90 reviews
34 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
37 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 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
2 reviews
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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York, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Decided to visit this museum on the spur of the moment mainly as I wanted to see what a million pounds looks like. it is a small and compact museum but very informative. No guides as you just walk through various rooms and glean the information from display cases and wall plaques. Young children who are more used to interactive... More

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Seattle, Washington
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93 reviews 93 reviews
62 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a very interesting museum where you can learn about all facets of money. It is set up by Bank of Scotland at its head quarters. You can see million pounds and there is demonstration in the afternoon when I visited as to how coins are struck. There are many visual displays that are educative and informative. This is... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Very interesting museum about the history of money, Scottish banks etc. Lots of visual displays, hands on exhibits for children to learn the fun way and display cases full of historical items. All very interesting.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I didn't much enjoy my trip to the Bank museum, despite the glass case with a 'million pounds' in it. I found it rather dull however it did supply many facts about money and historical information about coins, pennies and notes. Despite what the other reviews say, this is really NOT the place for young children, but for historian adults... More

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NicolaFOH, Front Office Manager at Museum on the Mound, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send us a review, we always appreciate receiving visitor feedback as it is important for us to ensure our visitors get the best experience possible. I am sorry you did not enjoy your visit, and would be happy for you to send us any suggestions you may have to improve your experience. As... More

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