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Museum on the Mound

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Want to see a million pounds? See some of Scotland's oldest banknotes? Explore the changing face of Edinburgh? Build a model home? Crack open a safe? Then come to the Museum on the Mound. Opened in 2006, this fascinating museum takes a fresh look at...more
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The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ, Scotland
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+44 131 243 5464
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here yesterday as I have a guide book and wanted to see all the museums this wasn't hard to find so I decided to go in the morning. I was excited to see the 1 million pound I was greeted by a lovely man...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is one of those small speciality ones which I find fascinating. It was earmarked for closure and I am glad it stayed open. It is housed in the Bank of Scotland building with its beautiful Baroque architecture. It covers the history of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free entry and a really interesting subject. The history of money and banking in Edinburgh. Almost anyone will find out some facts that they did not know before.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

A great little museum, on The Mound overlooking Princess St., which tells the history of money. No cost and really helpful staff. Open Tuesday- Friday and a fun place to take children over the age of about 8yrs old. See one million pounds and strike...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I, together with our 12 yr old and 8 year old children, visited the museum during a day trip to Edinburgh. We arrived pretty much as the museum opened and were greeted by two extremely friendly and helpful security guards who gave...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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NicolaFOH, Front Office Manager at Museum on the Mound, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

This is a hidden gem right in the heart of the city, it offers activities for all ages so it’s perfect for families with kids and parents of different ages. You can see a million pounds in a glass case, learn about the History of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Museum_on_the_Mound, Museum Assistant at Museum on the Mound, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope you'll come back again. Gillian

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

A fascinating free museum about the history of the Bank of Scotland and money. Son especially enjoying cracking the safe to win a chocolate coin. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Where the museum is placed is easy to find with gorgeous views. It is very educational and very interactive (didn’t crack the safe for a chocolate coin after 10 attempts). The staff are very polite, kind and friendly. For a free museum we were extremely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

In many of the cities my wife and I have visited there are smaller museums that are interesting and serve as an oasis of calm during tourist season. This is the case of the Museum on the Mounds, a financial history museum focusing on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

I stumbled across this museum by accident while wandering around, and I'm so glad I did! It was very interesting to learn about the history of the Uk's currency and see how it has evolved over the years. The staff are very excited to welcome...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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NicolaFOH, Front Office Manager at Museum on the Mound, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit!

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I'm back home now (postcard shopping) (3 Replies)
Hi Everyone - j I wanted to come back to thank you all for your help and suggestions. We arrived home last night at 11:00pm our time/4:00am Edinburgh time. What a beautiful city you have and such friendly people! We had such a good time and great weather for our visit. I checked out all of the places you suggested for postcards and found a huge assortment. I paid from 1p (the Museum of Scotland was having a clear out) to 60p. I got some great fun and unique cards on a shop on Cockburn...More
October 08, 2007|
Response frommaybeishouldwalk|
Thanks for letting us know how you got on. Glad you had a good time. You were certainly lucky with the weather last week. Better than most of the "real" summer! And as we say in these parts Haste ye back:-)
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Hi, is this itinerary ok and doable? I do have some blanks so any help would be appreciated :D I've been to Edinburgh before (july 2011) so that is why the castle, palace, yacht is not on the list, Heading off next week and so far the itinerary is: Sunday: travelling, not doing anything other than just walking around the royal mile? Monday: ~ Museum on the mound ~ Scott monument ~ eat: ~ National Museum of Scotland (been before, wanna see the new section) ~ eat: ~ Camera Obscura ...More
February 05, 2012|
Response from3nations_family|
Since you were last here, the Portrait gallery has re-opened, do pick up one of the trails leaflets to give you a focussed guide around the new collections or you could be there for hours. The cafe is also fab! Also, the newly refurbished part of the museum is wonderful and again, could take up most of your day if you let it. There is a brilliant new exhibition on Egptian mummies opening in the next couple of weeks. One point on your timings; make sure you get to the Camera Obscura in good...More