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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 4 days ago

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

Thank Samantha S
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank craigluscar
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

Thank Z4859BAjohnm
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

Thank Richjj1978
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

The sign of a good place to visit for me is if number-one-son keeps interested for an hour... success! Have passed the entrance many times but this was my first visit, it was a return for junior. Enough to keep the casual visitor interested. Fully...More

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Museum_on_the_Mound, Museum Assistant at Museum on the Mound, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hi Douglas, thanks so much for your lovely review! We're really glad you enjoyed your visit and the unusual combination of banking and hammer wielding. We'll be running more activities over the summer so we hope you'll come back and see us then. Gillian

Reviewed 7 April 2018

found this by chance on route to elsewhere. children were keen to strike their own coins which was educational and encouraged interest in other coins on display - we were all excited to see what a million pounds physically looks like! my daughter enjoyed the...More

Thank blueczyk
Museum_on_the_Mound, Museum Assistant at Museum on the Mound, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thanks so much for your great review! We're really glad that you and the children enjoyed your visit and we managed to keep everyone occupied in the less than pleasant spring weather! We hope you'll come back and see us again soon. Thanks, Gillian

Reviewed 7 April 2018

This is very nice small museum of the history of the Bank of Scotland and the building on the Mound. There are items from the Halifax Building Society and other banks which have now amalgamated to make HBOS ( part of the LLoyds Group). It...More

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Museum_on_the_Mound, Museum Assistant at Museum on the Mound, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thanks for your lovely review! We have been asking for some free money samples to give out to visitors for some time, but as yet, no response, strangely. ;) We all live in hope! Glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope you'll come back...More

Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We found this museum by accident, we were taking a short cut when we came across it. it was very interesting, we see a million pounds learnt about Scottish history of banks from when they started till now also the history of money how it...More

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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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