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The Museum of Edinburgh

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The Museum of Edinburgh

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At street level, Edinburgh is a peaceful and pretty city—but the subterranean tunnels below tell an entirely different story. On this ghostly walking tour, explore historic sites including Greyfriars Kirkyard and St. Giles’ Cathedral with your enthusiastic guide, and hear chilling tales of murder and revenge. Delve down into underground caverns normally closed to the public, and learn of Edinburgh’s grim and gruesome past.
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LankyOmaha wrote a review Mar 2020
Omaha241 contributions122 helpful votes
This museum does a great job of telling the history of edinburgh. The exhibits are well laid out. It is much larger than it looks to be from the outside.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Gearoid O O wrote a review Mar 2020
Athlone, Ireland617 contributions314 helpful votes
From the outside this looks to be a little museum but it is surprisingly spacious inside and the building itself (Huntly House) dates from the late 15th century and is very interesting in its own right. It is a local museum for Edinburgh - not the National Museum - so don't expect state-of-the-art display but you can expect a friendly welcome, and something for everyone in this ecclectic collection of aretfacts relating to the history of Edinburgh. There is a very informative audio-visual presentation on the history of Edinburgh from the earliest times and the development of the New Town. The museum also houses wonderful collections of silver, glass and ceramics as well as the more mundane and curious exhibits one would expect to find in any local museum. If you are interested in the Greyfriars Bobby story you can see his feeding bowl and dog collar or if you are interested in military history there is an extensive collection of material relating to Field Marshal Douglas Haig (1861-1928) who was born in Edinburgh. This museum is a great introduction to the history of this wonderful city and given that entry is free I would suggest a generous voluntary contribution to the funds will help to keep the doors open and to improve the standards of display. Allow 1-2 hours for your visit to the Museum of Edinburgh but as a free attraction you could just pop in and out to see what attractions it holds for you. I depend on TripAdvisor for advice on what to do and where to eat when I'm away from home and that is why I like to give an honest appraisal of places I visit. If you found this review helpful I would appreciate a helpful vote.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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giannis a wrote a review Feb 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom48 contributions67 helpful votes
One of the best museum i have ever been. The building is amazing. Very clean and old. You can learn all the history of Edinburgh and what about is Edinburgh. Perfect!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Kit T wrote a review Feb 2020
38 contributions50 helpful votes
We thought based on the outside of the building that this was a tiny museum. However, we went in on a rainy afternoon and were REALLY surprised. An excellent array of exhibits, but definitely not so much you got overwhelmed. Gave a really good overview of the history of the city. Free admission and excellent staff. Great exhibits and well presented information. Would highly recommend.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jan Gregson wrote a review Feb 2020
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This museum is fantastic!! Around every corner is something spectacular! We loved the interactive displays and the kids had a blast. Very clean, informative and amazing
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Date of experience: October 2019
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