Museum on the Mound

Museum on the Mound, Edinburgh: Hours, Address, Museum on the Mound Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum on the Mound
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
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 money - and much, much more. Art & design, technology, crime, trade and security - all feature in the story of money. We are open throughout the year and admission is FREE. We look forward to seeing you! Please note - we are open Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm and Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays 1pm - 5pm.
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The area
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Neighbourhood: 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 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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GWoolfe
Scarborough, UK33 contributions
Oct 2021
This is a free museum located in the bank of Scotland building (although the entrance to the msueum is round the side).
Its a nice museum to go around, expeically on a rainy day, and has some interesting collections includung what 1million bank notes looks like.
I went just before Halloween and they were doing a halloween treasure hunt.

Whilst a museum around banking might not be to everyones taste, there was soemthing for everyone to enjoy.

Staff are very friendly and helpful.
Written 19 November 2021
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Thanks for your lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit.
Written 23 November 2021
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Mike A
82 contributions
Oct 2021
Free entry, no pre-booking required. Some really interesting exhibits including the £1 million in cancelled bank notes. Nice little gift shop too (think all the profits go to charity).

Definitely worth a visit!
Written 13 October 2021
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Written 15 October 2021
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Master Jonjon
London, UK344 contributions
Aug 2021
WHAT IT IS.

A banking museum inside Lloyd's Scottish headquarter.

WHAT TO SEE.

History of how Lloyd has merged with many other banks. A Display on centuries of British coins and notes.

WHAT TO DO.

Strike your own coin under Alexander III's reign.
Written 25 September 2021
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Written 27 September 2021
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TravellerDWM
London, UK498 contributions
Aug 2021
V interesting history of the Bank of Scotland etc and how it was formed, and a great photo opportunity to see what £1m looks like!
Written 11 September 2021
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Written 27 September 2021
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ProfessorAbronsius
87 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
Been meaning to pop in here for a while and very glad I did. Nice little free museum all about the history of Scottish banking and its influence on the world. Amazing to see what a cool £1 million looks like in cash!! Toilets were also very clean and smelled fresh. Staff were all helpful. Has a small gift shop on exit selling some quirky stuff.
Written 17 August 2021
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Thanks for your visit. We are pleased you enjoyed it!
Written 27 September 2021
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RobandCarrie
Norwich, UK36 contributions
Jul 2021
We've walked past this museum on numerous occasions thinking it was more for young families. However we decided to pop in as we had some spare time and it was perfect for this function and entry was free. The museum had an interesting and compact history of Scottish money and banking. One or two activities were out of order due to covid but there was still some old television adverts and other exhibits. It was handy too that there were toilets available. The lady in the gift shop was very friendly and the security guard at the door was also very amiable and welcoming.
Written 22 July 2021
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Written 4 August 2021
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Gerard D
Bristol, UK130 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
Wouldn’t recommend as a “must visit” however, if you have time to kill it’s a nice 30 minutes. You may spend longer there if your very interested in money. Would be better post covid when interactive parts are reavailable.
Written 17 July 2021
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Written 4 August 2021
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AEG
17 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
Great little museum that is free and details the history of banking in Scotland. Highly recommended for a wander around for an hour.
Written 3 July 2021
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Written 4 August 2021
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runton
england85 contributions
Feb 2020
Went to this museum just before lockdown, and was very glad we did. It was cracking. It was a bit odd entering, due to some building works\scaffolding, but was worth the effort. Fascinating history of money, and of Scotland. Lovely and helpful staff, bought some souvenirs, as it was free. Well done, hope you reopen soon, sorry it took so long to review you!
Written 13 December 2020
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Written 14 December 2020
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Sarah J
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK7 contributions
Aug 2020
Really disappointed to find museum closed as on trip advisor there was no indication of this. Even outside the building there was information, the only clue was the scaffolding!. It was not until I rang the museum I learnt it was closed due to covid. Somewhere this information needs to be updated!
Written 27 August 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are very sorry that it was not clear from our Trip Advisor listing that the museum was closed, We do have the information on our website, but appreciate that it may not have been so clear from our Trip Advisor listing. This has now been rectified. Sorry we were not open when you visited us this time, but hopefully you will be able to visit us in the future. We are working hard on getting the museum ready for opening soon and would be delighted to welcome you. Many Thanks again for your feedback, we really appreciate hearing from our visitors.
Written 28 August 2020
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Museum on the Mound is open:
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat - Sat 13:00 - 17:00