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Museum on the Mound

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Address: The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ, Scotland
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+44 131 243 5464
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Really impressive, lots of information on Scottish Money

Really impressive museum, lots of information on Scottish money. When we went it was very quiet, which was great for looking around. Staff were really helpful. Kids loved... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Peter K
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really impressive museum, lots of information on Scottish money. When we went it was very quiet, which was great for looking around. Staff were really helpful. Kids loved the combination safe and working out the numbers. Definitely worth a look.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't very excited on the way to the museum, but it was quite interesting. It's free and not very time taking. I expected to see different kinds of money, but there were only British pounds. Still it was nice.

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Thank Nikolai A
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a local I can't believe I've never been in, and I've passed here around 100 times! Had a spare afternoon and decided to come in as I passed by and was not disappointed. I really enjoy my history and Edinburgh history more so and with so much history of the building, Edinburgh and the area I was not disappointed.... More 

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1 Thank Christopher S
Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have walked past this building and didn't know it was a museum. In Edinburgh with friends who suggested a visit. Very interesting trip and kept 4 children from 10-18 amused for an hour. Would recommend a visit. Very friendly and informative staff. And it's free!!

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Thank Heather R
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

If you're interested in all things money... This is for you. It's really well curated museum, showing the evolution of banking and currency in Scotland and the UK. Worth a visit if you have an hour to spare.

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Thank Kev W
Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Bank of Scotland museum telling the story of its history and of course about money .Very interesting and informative and worth a visit .

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Thank bodmas
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Museum is on the 27 bus route one stop before High Street It is open all week not Sunday A great way to spend an hour or two Very interactive featuring Hands On activities for children of all ages The shop is full of artifacts and Banking items many reasonably priced Staff are welcoming and informative re the exhibits of... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

The money of million pound in notes sure is something and lots on the mounds history and money making,

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Went to see the million. Ended up seeing £2 million. Nice wee museum, free so good to spend some time in. Few activities for kids to do while adults read the boring stuff.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

You will never forget your first sight of a million pounds!! A very interesting and worthwhile place to visit. Go when it's quite out of season, as its lots of small rooms inside so could get crowded. Very friendly welcome on the door, and lots of knowledgable people to ask questions about things. You must try the safe..we managed to... More 

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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