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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
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All reviews million pounds scottish banking bank notes chocolate coin financial history scottish money lloyds bank free admission on display interesting displays spare hour gift shop worth a visit all ages interesting place princes street rainy day
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a museum for a particular crowd, people interested in the evolution of the pound. I am not one of those people, however, I learned a lot about the history of the pound and how it became the way it is.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a bit of a maze to find your way in and I advise you phone ahead as google open hours are inaccurate but once in, the staff receive you warmly and the gift shop has very reasonably priced souvenirs. Money spent is donated to Mental...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Noushka G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything you need to know about Scottish banks and money Lots of history and interest and unusual exhibits. Well worth a visit and good for older children. It’s free so remember to leave a decent donation as these old buildings must cost a fortune to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MMA502912
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were wandering from old to new town and literally stumbled upon this gem. The rain was closing in, so in all honesty, we were looking for somewhere dry. What we found was a a lovely museum (free) explaining the history of Scottish banking. Who...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank FusiBuni
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small museum about the evolution of money, especially related to Scotland. Well worth a visit. Friendly staff & lots of information panels to go with the exhibits. Won't take you long to go round but it is interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jacm949
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice history of Money and how it was developed since 19th century and interesting accounts of assurance policy and its use in late 19th century. Birth of Royal Bank of scotland and story of clerical medical as well as scottish widows. Two pictures showing first...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 159sandipr
Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

Free museum with alot of information on money and banking in years gone by. Very friendly staff and a lot to read. Could easily spend a few hours reading everything but I just read what took my fancy and was through in about 20mins

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Spike_PKH
Reviewed 10 January 2019

If you have a interest in the banking system and the role Scotland played in it this is the place for you. Lots of interesting exhibits about banking and money. Agreat way to spend a couple of hours and its free. Staff very helpful and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank perthdon73
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

Really lovely little museum on the mound, worth a visit on your way up to old town - interesting history of money in Scotland and was intrigued by what 1 million pounds would look like, as well as trying to crack the safe - we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Aimee M
Reviewed 1 January 2019

Very friendly and helpful staff on arrival. Free admission. Interesting to see the history of money and has a great collection of coins and notes. Was especially impressed by the million pound exhibition. Worth a trip to kill an hour on a rainy day.

Date of experience: December 2018
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