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Museum on the Mound

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Address: The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ, Scotland
Phone Number: 441312435464
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Just on the off chance

We walked past and I was wondering what they meant by coin striking so we went in to see what it was all about. It's a very different kind of museum and I'm so glad we went in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lisa R
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Atlanta, Georgia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum (and "Mound" refers to the location) is in the handsome Bank of Scotland building and provides an interesting history of currency and banking in Scotland. Well curated. 30 minutes is enough.

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Thank R11-TA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked past and I was wondering what they meant by coin striking so we went in to see what it was all about. It's a very different kind of museum and I'm so glad we went in. Good fun and I striked my own coin :)

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London, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw a review of this and thought we wanted to see something different, it certainly was! It is in the olriginal Bank of Scotland premises and has history of the bank and the various banks and building societies which have merged over the years. History of coins and notes. Fascinating history of Halifax Building Society which examples of old... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous museum if you are interested in all things money. Walk through the front door and be greeted with £1m in £20 notes!! And if that wasn't enough, there's another million along with the printing plates in a separate room. Run by the Bank of Scotland, you go through the history of the bank and learn how notes and coins... More 

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Burnaby BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the museum of Lloyds Bank and was well laid out. It is free to go in so you do not need to feel you have to spend hours there.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tend to visit a money museum in just about every city that has one and we're always entertained. This one has perhaps more interesting displays but the lighting is very poor and it can be hard to see and read. It's free.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Husband and I always visit bank/currency museums. This free museum in the Bank of Scotland building is excellent! Free activity booklets for kids of all ages. Love the safe-cracking challenge (we did it)!

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Mooresville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Husband and I always visit bank/currency museums. This free museum in the Bank of Scotland building is excellent! Free activity booklets for kids of all ages. Love the safe-cracking challenge (we did it)!

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Lancaster
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

It was free and on a rainy day it is a good place to whiz round but it didn't hold my attention for very long.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

We landed in Edinburgh yesterday exhausted but needed to find things to push through the day! I am traveling with two boys (age 11). They loved this free interactive hands on museum. They were given an interactive book at the entrance. Throughout the museum there were questions to answer, coins to find, trivia and money knowledge. I would recommend this... 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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