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The Museum of Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries

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


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

0131 529 4143



Click here to visit The Museum of Edinburgh's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

‘Pay and display’ on-street parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

The Museum of Edinburgh has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

The Museum of Edinburgh has not told us about their dining options.

No, The Museum of Edinburgh is not wheelchair friendly.

Access is by stairs only due to the historic nature of the building. 

No, The Museum of Edinburgh have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only.

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