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Museum on the Mound, Edinburgh

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The Museum on the Mound is a museum in Edinburgh, Scotland, that focuses on money, coinage and economics. It is located in the Bank of Scotland Head Office building (latterly part of HBOS and now part of Lloyds Banking Group) on The Mound. It has more than 50,000 visitors per year.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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....  more »
  • Very interesting free museum. As a Scot of a certain age- lots of the exhibits took me right back to my childhood when a 10/- note felt like a million pounds! We managed to solve the puzzle and got our chocolate coins! 😁 The staff were welcoming and friendly too.
  • If you have ever wondered what a million pounds looks like then you have to go here. Just inside the door is a display case with 1 million pounds in it. This is a fun and educational place charting the history of Scottish money. It's also free entry and will fill an hour. Well worth a visit when you are wandering around the city.

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