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The Museum of Edinburgh

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Museum of Edinburgh is the City’s treasure box - a maze of historic rooms crammed full of iconic objects from the Capital’s past. Find out about the history of Edinburgh from the earliest times to the present day. Discover more about the city...more
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142 Canongate | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8DD, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a more local and quaint museum, without the crowds, where you can enjoy the story boards and displayed cases with very interesting artifacts, at your own slow pace. Admission is free, but they gladly accept donations. You do not get an audio device...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Carmenda
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting exhibits. Learnt a lot about the history of Edinburgh. Saw an original copy of the 1638 National Covenant. Fine display of silver tableware. There are a number of rooms temporarily closed including the one that housed Greyfriars Bobby exhibit. I had to ask...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ianmT2528XV
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many rooms and different levels in this museum which tells about the history of the city. Many artifacts are on display and you can go through as quickly as you like and focus on what is interesting to you. It's certainly much more...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank donnabO8015OG
Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of Edinburgh is rather briefly treated with more space devoted to Greyfriars Bobby than it deserves.On the top foot there is a display of Field Marshall Haigs outfits and awards.Pity they didn't give him the one he deserves the best,the order of the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank wingate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first time in Edinburgh so this museum that covers the history of the city and its people was of interest to us. Loved the bright colors of this building's exterior! Lots of interesting exhibits on a variety of topics. This museum is on several...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MidwestKathM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited (with a travelling companion) the Museum of Edinburgh, last Tuesday (September 17th) afternoon, not all of the displays were present, due to essential maintenance, there was a temporary Greyfriars Bobby display, I was pleased to see Bobby's Dinner Dish, I was also pleased...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

There are a few nice items here, and some nice models of Edinburgh that are actually quite old themselves But there is no real flow, and the exhibits are limited. There are also a couple of inaccuracies on the descriptions It's an interesting building and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 10, 2019

It was a rainy day so we decided it would be a good idea to have a look round the Museum. There was a lot of information about the history of Edinburgh from very early times so you could learn about how people lived and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank vivEngland
Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

If you visiting Edinburgh, this place is must to go. Very good collection of history and modern age. Got to know some good history’s of Scotland including Imperialism in India. Some collection to look out for is Dolly the sheep, historical collections, oldest steam engine.....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank abuhamza86
Reviewed August 4, 2019

From the front we walked past this museum a tone on my visit to Edinburgh, because I thought it was too small to go see inside. However..its huge! Multiple floors with amazing history, displays and the more! Highly recommend this:)

Date of experience: August 2019
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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
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If you're looking for something that's easy to spot on the likes of Google or Trip Advisor maps, it's just opposite the entrance to Canongate Kirk - the only green space shown along the Royal Mile
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