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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 #48 of 209 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 older children, Activities for young children
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Zurich, Switzerland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

it gives a great overview how things strated with money and banks. it shows the development of banks into insurrances. It shows funny things like facts on forgery and people doing forgery. Of course it also shows the developemnt of the Bank of Scotland. That is also very interesting. excellent written explanations. Small but beautiful msueum. Shop has some books... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The museum had some very nice displays on the history of the bank in Scotland. It was very interesting to see how money has developed through history. In particular, I had a lovely chat with Robert who worked in the gift shop who answered my many questions (including why Scotland has different bank notes to England). He was very passionate.... More

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Melb
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great little museum. Attendants are great and helpful. A lot of unusual information and exhibits. Would really recommend for all ages

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England
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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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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14 reviews 14 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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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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134 reviews 134 reviews
40 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 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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