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Museum on the Mound

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Address: The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ, Scotland
Phone Number: 441312435464
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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Great little museum

So glad we visited this museum, it's well located just off the Royal mile and is a great way to spend half an hour to an hour of your time. It's a small museum but we found it to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ruth P
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we visited this museum, it's well located just off the Royal mile and is a great way to spend half an hour to an hour of your time. It's a small museum but we found it to be the perfect size to take in without feeling overloaded with information and think this would suit children to. The gentleman... More 

Thank Ruth P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great little museum with lots of kid friendly interactive exhibits. My 2 really enjoyed safe breaking and finding a chocolate coin inside! A fun way to explore the history of Scottish money.

Thank Lovek75
Hawick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you find yourself with 30-60mins free and want to see some interesting things about money then pop in and have a look. Theirs 1 million pounds on display, their is also things for kids to do puzzles etc. and its free.

Thank d_taddei
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped into this museum just for a laugh whilst on our way back to the hotel. What a blast! Great for kids. And bankers.

Thank Burntfingers
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Visited just because we wanted to see a million pounds of cash in one place ever! Free to enter and learnt a lot about the Bank of Scotland - a nice flow to the place not too long of a tour round but fascinating stories through the history of the banking in Scotland.

Thank Jane H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

The staff were very welcoming and helpful, the displays were interesting and enjoyable they made us want to know more! Very impressive use of space and imagination for hands on activities.

Thank wrgSwansea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

The inside was laid out in seven rooms full of info about banks and money. Activities for kids and a shop full of objects such as money boxes and coin collections. Historical visit and enlightened about banks such as Halifax and Lloyds.

Thank R. R
Elland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

This place is all about the money! You can see 1 million in scottish 20.00 notes and the development of the scottish national banking system, very interesting.

Thank Lstartrek
Peebles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

me up to the Mound from Prices St I said to my friend about the Million Pounds in the Museum and she had never heard of either so we went in ( I had been before ) We were so impressed and found it very informative. A very enjoyable visit , Great place to take kids

Thank sylviaseth
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

I've lived in Edinburgh for 16 years and passed this museum so many times on the bus or walking and never had time to go in. My boyfriend and I decided to check it out on a nice day. The staff in the gift shop and the man at the door who gave us an information leaflet were very nice... More 

Thank aliceheath10

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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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