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Museum on the Mound

The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ, Scotland
+44 131 243 5464
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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 money - and much, much more. Art & design, technology, crime, trade and security - all feature in the story of money. We are open throughout the year and admission is FREE. We look forward to seeing you! Please note - we are currently only open Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm and Bank Holiday Mondays 1pm - 5pm
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The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ, Scotland
Old Town
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's a lot to see and do in Edinburgh, but one of the unexpected charms of the old city was the Museum on the Mound... the museum for the Bank of Scotland. We had some extra time so we opted to give it a try,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had some time to kill while waiting for train so decided to visit here. What a little gem! Very interesting with lots to do and see,staff friendly and little gift shop very reasonable.

Thank heavycat
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

The museum was very informative about the history of money. The staff were very friendly and informative. Well worth a visit.

Thank Nicola E
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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

The place is great. Come in to see the £1 Million and learn about the fascinating history of a bank and insurance company that travelled the world

Thank Richjj1978
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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

The sign of a good place to visit for me is if number-one-son keeps interested for an hour... success! Have passed the entrance many times but this was my first visit, it was a return for junior. Enough to keep the casual visitor interested. Fully...More

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Museum_on_the_Mound, Museum Assistant at Museum on the Mound, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Hi Douglas, thanks so much for your lovely review! We're really glad you enjoyed your visit and the unusual combination of banking and hammer wielding. We'll be running more activities over the summer so we hope you'll come back and see us then. Gillian

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

found this by chance on route to elsewhere. children were keen to strike their own coins which was educational and encouraged interest in other coins on display - we were all excited to see what a million pounds physically looks like! my daughter enjoyed the...More

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Museum_on_the_Mound, Museum Assistant at Museum on the Mound, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Thanks so much for your great review! We're really glad that you and the children enjoyed your visit and we managed to keep everyone occupied in the less than pleasant spring weather! We hope you'll come back and see us again soon. Thanks, Gillian

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

This is very nice small museum of the history of the Bank of Scotland and the building on the Mound. There are items from the Halifax Building Society and other banks which have now amalgamated to make HBOS ( part of the LLoyds Group). It...More

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Museum_on_the_Mound, Museum Assistant at Museum on the Mound, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Thanks for your lovely review! We have been asking for some free money samples to give out to visitors for some time, but as yet, no response, strangely. ;) We all live in hope! Glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope you'll come back...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

We found this museum by accident, we were taking a short cut when we came across it. it was very interesting, we see a million pounds learnt about Scottish history of banks from when they started till now also the history of money how it...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Having worked for B.O.S. for 32 years and been retired for past 14 years, thought it was time I visited the museum. It was fantastic, reading so much of the history of the Bank and seeing many of the machines and notes I used in...More

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Museum_on_the_Mound, Museum Assistant at Museum on the Mound, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Thanks so much for your lovely review: the changes in banking in the last few decades are quite something, for sure! We're really glad you enjoyed your visit and it brought back memories. We hope you come back and see us again soon. Regards, Gillian

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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

This small but interesting museum on money is actually inside the Bank of Scotland headquarters. Here you can see £1m in notes, collection of coins minted from King David I in the early 12 century up till the current coinage under the reign of Queen...More

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