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Museum on the Mound

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Address: The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ, Scotland
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+44 131 243 5464
10:00 - 17:00
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Small but engaging.

This museum is a great repository for monetary history. I know, that sounds boring, but it isn't. You can see how the money became more complex to stop counterfeiting, how money... read more

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is a great repository for monetary history. I know, that sounds boring, but it isn't. You can see how the money became more complex to stop counterfeiting, how money was designed, transported and protected. It's a quick tour but I found it to be well worth the stop. If you go between 2-4pm you get to strike your... More 

Thank krichmara
Kuala lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chanced upon this museum while looking for the National Art Gallery. Interesting displays about money.

Thank Tina L
Uckfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Might just have been me, but I hadn't really seen much saying about this place, but pleased I decided to pop in. It's just a quick one - I went here on the same say as the Surgeon's Museum and the National Museum - but well worth a look. Interesting artifacts and information throughout.

Thank Michael R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent experience for all family a special kids enjoy many tasks ans history..They could find many facts about way of payments and life..

Thank Margaret U
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We passed this 2 or 3 times and decided to go in and have a mooch. Free admission (as there is for most museums/galleries in Edinburgh) which was a bonus. Got to see £1,000,000 cash which was pretty cool, got to press our own coin and take it as a souvenir which is a nice touch. It's not too heavy... More 

Thank Butterflysmile
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff , hidden away - we were a bit unsure what it was a museum of until we got inside, some food booklets for kids to fill out, free coin making , enjoyed the visit thanks

Thank mralchemy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A free couple of hours and a free museum. Really friendly staff and a great kids trail. You get to see a million pounds. Really close to the station

Thank Tim S
Spalding, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting museum on the banking industry. Worth visiting just to see what one million pounds looks like!

Thank Jane D
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite a wordy visit. Not well lit and some info is a bit out of date, eg "....in today's money that would be ......". The 'guide' was really willing to engage us and was very knowledgeable. See what a million pounds in £20 notes looks like!!

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An interesting way to spend a few hours learning about the rise of the Scottish Banks and the history and development of the Scottish currency. Lots of information and some interactive activities including the chance to see what a million pound looks like.

Thank Christopher B

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