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The Museum of Edinburgh

Museums and Art Galleries, Indoor
Profile iconAges 4+
Location iconEdinburgh
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Staff in costume at The Museum of Edinburgh

Attraction Information

A historic journey awaits all budding explorers at The Museum Of Edinburgh. Described as the city’s treasure box there's so much to discover.

The maze of historic rooms will take you through Edinburgh’s rich history from past to present. Meet Scottish people of the past, discover ancient trades and beautiful crafts. Kids can channel their inner Sherlock Holmes on the detective trails, tell their favourite horrible history tales in the storytelling corner, or just be free to explore the colourful galleries. Regular exhibitions mean there’s always something new going on.

Want to test your knowledge and how well you know the museum? Why not download one of the many quizzes offline to try and solve whilst exploring. From fine art to history collection quizzes there’s something for every little discoverer. The gift shop is definitely worth a visit too! From ceramic jewellery to gags and humour gifts there’s plenty of choice.

  • Detective trails
  • Story-telling corner
  • Colourful galleries

Opening hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00

Thursday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Sunday 12:00 - 17:00



Huntey House, 142 Canongate Royal Mile,
Edinburgh and Lothian,
EH8 8DD,

Phone number

0131 529 4143


Free admission

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