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The Museum of Edinburgh is the City’s treasure box - a maze of historic rooms crammed full of iconic objects from the Capital’s past. Find out about the history of Edinburgh from the earliest times to the present day. Discover more about the city...more
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142 Canongate | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8DD, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

visited this museum situated on the royal mile a couple of days ago they have lots of artefacts from all over the city like old gas lamp posts with the street name on them old wooden water pipes plus loads more interesting stuff entrance is...More

Thank frank1e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly wonderful rabbit warren of a museum housing artefacts of Edinburgh over the centuries. Based in Huntly House opposite Canongate Kirk, situated on the Canongate end of The Royal Mile towards the Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyrood House. This is a "must...More

Thank Y4726SQdavidv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first impression was not good as it smelled of sewage. Old building, no accessibility for strollers. We could put some of the information we knew about the city in better context, but it was not really attractive or catchy. Free museum.

Thank Anfrist
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit . Great exhibits also the room with all the animals is amazing . Free entry so you can’t ask for better . Take your own food and drinks as the museum cafe prices are extortionate.

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 15 June 2018

The Museum Of Edinburgh is a free museum located on the Royal Mile. This museum focuses on The City of Edinburgh, full interesting exhibits and artifacts. Jolly Chriss.

Thank LUCKY J
Reviewed 3 June 2018

The museum is very interesting and was also one of the Outlander filming sites. Off the Royal Mile in one of the Closes. Lots of interesting artifacts including Greyfriar Bobby's dog collar and bowl.

Thank ChristineL661
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Housed in an ancient building on the Royal Mile, this little museum is worth a visit. Its biggest display is the 1638 original signed covenant between the Scots and the English, a hard fought but short-lived victory. There's a lovely little courtyard that is not...More

Thank drkiki2015
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the free museum with a very pretty courtyard and nice display on the famous bobby. It had two activity zones for children which we thought was very good but needed more history of the city itself but it was more focused on art...More

Thank freshpowandveggies
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Standing on the Royal Mile, the Museum of Edinburgh offers a glimpse into the various aspects that have gone to make this such a great city. The collections on display offer a variety of histories, and are well presented, with loads of information

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Neat museum and good way to pass the time.Interesting exhibits including a copy of the Covenent. Original time period building

Thank wleaton
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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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If you're looking for something that's easy to spot on the likes of Google or Trip Advisor maps, it's just opposite the entrance to Canongate Kirk - the only green space shown along the Royal Mile
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