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Museum on the Mound

The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ, Scotland
+44 131 243 5464
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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 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 currently only open Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm and Bank Holiday Mondays 1pm - 5pm
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The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

hosts intersesting excihibitiom of art in disable accessible layoutvert easy to access on mobility scooter

Thank robertcockburn230
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

By coincidence, we visited the Museum on the day the staff were informed that it was not going to be closed after all! We were delighted to hear their news as this is a very worthwhile endeavour with a fascinating story to tell, the location...More

Thank Bill S
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Visited yesterday with my Mum, and we both really enjoyed it! Not huge, but plenty to see. The history and information about the Bank of Scotland head office building, how money was printed, all the different notes, coins, bank cards, cheque books etc., on display...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We have wanted to go here for ages and were going to go on Monday. Luckily we checked the website for the opening times and saw they don't open on a monday! We went today instead. It's quite a small museum that is wheelchair +...More

Thank Abi S
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

I was waiting for my wife who was in a spa so had to think of something to do with the kids pass the time. So was on the royal mile and then remembered about this bank of scotland museum. With it being cold and...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is a free museum where you can see a million pounds. You can also see a history of money in Scotland. Worth a visit if your stuck for something to do for ten minutes!

Thank Timothy B
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

As it's free admission you might as well pop in if your on your way to or from the Royal Mile into town. Maybe because I'm Scottish it was more interesting for me but it was very easy to take in information. Some museums can...More

Thank Vicky L
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

A chance explore while hiding from a persistently drenching drizzle. It is an interesting little museum if your interested in banking and history in general. However if not then it is probably not for you

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit- interesting exhibits and friendly staff. Staff err great with the little ones and helped them stamp there own coins.

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

As someone that works 'in the industry' I was compelled to make a visit to this little museum in the heart of Edinburgh. Entry was free, and the displays flowed very well with some very interesting displays and artifacts. A lot of people would find...More

Thank APR1971
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