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Museum on the Mound

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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...more
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The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 243 5464
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem right in the heart of the city, it offers activities for all ages so it’s perfect for families with kids and parents of different ages. You can see a million pounds in a glass case, learn about the History of...More

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Museum_on_the_Mound, Museum Assistant at Museum on the Mound, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your lovely review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope you'll come back again. Gillian

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

A fascinating free museum about the history of the Bank of Scotland and money. Son especially enjoying cracking the safe to win a chocolate coin. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Where the museum is placed is easy to find with gorgeous views. It is very educational and very interactive (didn’t crack the safe for a chocolate coin after 10 attempts). The staff are very polite, kind and friendly. For a free museum we were extremely...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2018

In many of the cities my wife and I have visited there are smaller museums that are interesting and serve as an oasis of calm during tourist season. This is the case of the Museum on the Mounds, a financial history museum focusing on the...More

2  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 12 July 2018

I stumbled across this museum by accident while wandering around, and I'm so glad I did! It was very interesting to learn about the history of the Uk's currency and see how it has evolved over the years. The staff are very excited to welcome...More

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NicolaFOH, Front Office Manager at Museum on the Mound, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 11 July 2018

A large block of notes to show how much money is a million pounds . This is an excellent museum which provides games for youngsters and an I spy book that gets stamped when you are finished . Not to be mssed and there is...More

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NicolaFOH, Front Office Manager at Museum on the Mound, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you for your review and for sharing some really nice photos!

Reviewed 30 May 2018

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 20 May 2018

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.

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Reviewed 20 April 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
Reviewed 13 April 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

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labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured 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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