We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museum on the Mound

The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ , Scotland (Castle/Royal Mile/High St)
0131 243 5464
Update attraction details
Ranked #38 of 197 attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Write a Review

123 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Ayrshire, Scotland
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

After a great open top bus ride ended a bit miserably in a sudden downpour, I popped in really just for a heat to find a little treasure of a money history of the Bank of Scotland. Not only did I defrost but found it a much more interesting version of Economics lectures on Banking when I was at University.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Penrith, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Was a spur of the moment decision to come here, but was worth it! Nice information about the bank of Scotland and it's history. There were fun little activities too, like building a model of the new bank over the old one, building model house, and even cracking a safe for a nice little chocolate coin reward! Museum staff were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kavala, Greece
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

It was an interesting visit. I recommend it for a quick visit, as one can see a little money history!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Visited at midday and was not to busy, Good interactive items for kids and adults and was all about money new and old - some rally intresting facts and coins to look at. The staff are ever so freindly and helpful. Well worth a vist to lose an hour.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Popped in to kill some time and so we could say we had been and I was pleasantly surprised. All about money, no getting away from that, but I enjoyed seeing the way money has changed through the years. The staff were great, really friendly and great with the little man. Worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Formby, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Ok so its all about money and banks but the kids loved the activities and cracking the safe , as well as printing your own insurance certificates. Easily took care of and hour plus

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
55 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Lovely exhibition about money, fascinating to see 1 million pounds! Stunning views from the window towards princes street gardens. Friendly staff, knowledgable and a small shop.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This museum is not well-signposted, and yet is very centrally located between the Castle/Royal Mile and Princes Street. It is quite a small museum, but there is quite a lot to see. We liked the million pound note, and the safe-cracking feature, but it was the historical aspect of banking and anti-counterfeiting measures, printing plates etc., which were the most... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We went just because it was nearby and we wanted to see what the £1m is like and a vast collection of old journals, coins, notes etc... Good for a quick visit only if you are in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This was my second visit to the museum and it is very impressive. It is a great way to look back at how we used to live, the history of Clerical Medical is an eye opener. I love all the old adverts - times have changed a lot. Well worth a visit for a step back in time. The staff... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Museum on the Mound also viewed

Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland

Been to Museum on the Mound? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Museum on the Mound, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing