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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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Well worth a quick visit.

Well it's another free Scottish attraction... yes it's only small but well worth a visit if you have the time. Ours was only a fleeting visit due to too little time and so much to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Well it's another free Scottish attraction... yes it's only small but well worth a visit if you have the time. Ours was only a fleeting visit due to too little time and so much to see in the great city of Edinburgh, the main aim was to have a look at the million pounds as it's as close as we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Nice small museum telling about banks and money. You can see a million pound in a perspex case. Worth having a look around.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

I learned a lot about the history of forgery of the banknotes and coins. I'm amazed about how some people were desperate enough to get equipment to forge money through to the 20th century. I really enjoyed the attempts at cracking the safe, even though I failed. Still enjoyed trying. Liked the temptation of taking a £1m worth of £20... More 

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Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Ive always walked pass this building but decided to go in today and never expected i'd ever see so much money, shame it can never be spent, staff that are at front door ideal and polite and well gave me some info on the building etc. Lifts are for staff only

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Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

On our coach holiday one of the tours was to Edinburgh.After seeing some of the Fringe we worked our way the museum.It is free to go in and tells the story of Scottish banking .You get some quiet time and there is a couple of hands on stuff to do. Our grand daughter squashed some pennies and had her picture... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Based on the history of money and, more specifically, The Bank of Scotland. Interesting displays of various monetary items dating back centuries. Quizzes for children. A few hands - on exhibits which are great for kids. A chance to strike your own coin at specific times during the day - when we visited, it was 2.30pm until 4pm. Small shop... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is a very well thought out display of the history of money in Scotland. You can see a display of one million pounds. Well worth a visit and it's free.

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South Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We were welcomed at the door to this museum all about money by two suited gentlemen, one of whom handed me a floor plan, and the other who was ready with activity booklets and pencils for my two children. The museum is small, but nicely laid out in separate rooms. Within each room was some type of hands on activity... More 

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Dagenham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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