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The Museum of Edinburgh: Tours & Tickets

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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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All reviews earl haig royal mile lots of interesting exhibits treasure trove free entry different levels worth a visit rainy day on display old town great place to visit holyrood palace pottery history information development canongate
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Reviewed today

Everything from unique silver tea pots to cutting edge science on old bones. A good place to browse in an interesting building in its own right.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Borderer12
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum has nice objects to display but it is so very old school and it smells bad. Entrance is free. Staff was friendly.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank maja_maja123
Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoy visiting museums and always hope to learn from them. I didn't learn much about Edinburgh from this museum. There are some well laid out displays of silverware, ceramics and glass but not a lot else. Two of the exhibits were closed, including the...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Garynd881
Reviewed 5 days ago

Staying at a nearby hotel we dropped in on a dull, drizzly morning. There's a lot too see and it's an amazing old building in itself. Nice little museum well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its one of the best thing y should do when y will come in Edinburgh. Its huge perfect and awesome. Y should take a lot of pictures and see all. Take yr time its free entry and easy t find by bus.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank giannis a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit and full of interesting exhibits charting the history of the city. Includes a large collection of silverware, ceramics and glassware and a very pleasant enclosed courtyard.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank EGM68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this museum. Learnt a lot and when I did a walking tour later I was able to relate to the visit even more. It’s only small but I like the intimate feel of smaller museums. Glad we stopped.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank RitaGina
Reviewed 16 October 2019 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 14 October 2019

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 9 October 2019

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
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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-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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Response from Wandering_Aengus | Reviewed this property |
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