- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for all ages
Venue type: Indoor
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!
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!
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available Nearby
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
The Mound, Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothian, EH1 1YZ, Scotland
Click here to visit Museum on the Mound's website
0131 243 5464
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Tuesday to Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holidays 13:00 - 17:00
There is no car park at the Museum, but there is limited Pay and Display parking in Market Street, St Giles Street and Chambers Street, (free all day Sunday). There are also large public car parks nearby at Waverley Station (New Street) and Castle Terrace.