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Museum on the Mound

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Address: The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ, Scotland
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+44 131 243 5464
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13:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
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US$63.75*
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Private Edinburgh Sightseeing and History Tour
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US$420.75*
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Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus

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Free money

Well worth a trip and it is free . Prepare for lots of reading . The staff are very friendly and the exhibition is well illuminated.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Maurice421
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Wicklow
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Wicklow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a trip and it is free . Prepare for lots of reading . The staff are very friendly and the exhibition is well illuminated.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I would recommend a visit to this small Scottish gem. Why? Because it's not every day that one sees £1 000 000! Plus it's free and also has interesting information, for example, what I gathered to be Old French in one of the exhibits

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Thank Sophie K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting look into the financial history of Scotland. The museum itself is really well laid out with interesting exhibits and the story told has an interesting historical element to it as well. Worth it to see £1 million pounds in notes alone. Just note that this museum is only open on certain days.

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Thank Nicola M
lancaster
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only went in cause had a spare hour, really good, kids were intrested in all the different things, 1 million pounds in a case wow Free and good

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating look at the financial history of Edinburgh. Plenty of interactive exhibits to keep all levels interested, and of course a million pounds in a case! Good facilities and in a nice location.

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Thank Kristen D
Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting facts about banking through the ages, see what a million pounds looks like, try to work out the combination of a small safe and win a gold chocolate coin. Free admission and spectacular views over the city.

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Thank Edwina M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only went in because it was free and indoors. We all found it interesting and were glad that we went in. It is the history of money and banks. It is much more interesting than my description. The first thing on display was £1million in real notes. That was a smaller display than you would think unless you are... More 

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Thank Frances M
Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting and free! Lots of Edinburgh history in the great little museum, ideal for all ages, get to see £1,000,000 in scottish notes!

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Thank Jules J
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The children love this place ,and the staff are so friendly and helpful with any enquiries,building the Bank and cracking the safe was a must .Im a collector of banknotes and got so much information from the other exhibits and can't miss out the million pounds on display a great time out

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Thank graceyd2017
York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting insight into the banking world through history. It is off the beaten track but well worth finding. I do think it is a shame to see a case full of money spoilt with cancelled written on. £1 million pound in real Scottish notes all 50,000 cancelled. The staff have knowledge and willing to answer questions.

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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 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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