Museum on the Mound
Telephone: 0131 243 5464
Museum on the Mound is housed in the magnificent purpose built head office of the Bank of Scotland, a beautiful building with a fascinating history.
This museum takes a fresh look at money, featuring technology, art and design, trade and security, and crime! It is open throughout the year and free to visit, making for an interesting day out that won’t break the bank and get you in trouble (see what we did there)!
Discover more about money in all its shapes and forms, including how it has developed over the past 4,000 years, and items that were previously used as currency, such as shells and even feathers! See £1 million pounds, and try your hand at cracking a safe! Find out why the Bank of Scotland was created and discover some of its famous customers, plus explore how it has changed over the last 300 years. You can also learn about Victorian Britain, discover what housing conditions were like during the Industrial Revolution, and find out working people clubbed together to build themselves better homes. It's a pleasing fascinating educational jaunt that most curious kids of school age will enjoy.
In addition to the permanent displays, the museum has a special exhibit during the summer months, and it also hosts temporary installations from time to time, so repeat visits are well worth it too!
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It may be worth checking out Museum on the Mound's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
We do strongly suggest you contact Museum on the Mound before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.
Tuesday to Friday 10.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Bank Holidays 1.00pm to 5.00pm
In June the Museum will be open Tuesday - Friday
10.00am - 5.00pm
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It was really cool. I liked the bit when we made money, this was all thanks to Hannah Susanna and Amanda thanks a million.
Reviewed by fun shopping on 15/04/2016