Museum on the Mound, Old Town
Situated on the Mound overlooking Princes Street, this museum has a unique location within the historical building that also presently houses the Scottish headquarters for Lloyds Banking Group. The museum is suitably themed around money, exploring the use of currency and its evolution throughout the ages. There is the exciting opportunity to see £1 million pounds in cash, as well as other interactive games.
Museum of Childhood , Old Town
Situated on the Royal Mile, this unique museum concentrates on all aspects of childhood, from 18th Century artefacts to modern toys and memorabilia. Whatever your age, you’ll be guaranteed a pang of nostalgia at the sight of familiar objects from your youth.
The Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Old Town
Open to the public since 1832, Edinburgh’s oldest museum is dedicated to the history of surgical pathology. Once used as a teaching museum for medical students, the museum now covers two levels and houses an impressively large permanent collection of pathological anatomy. Some of the exhibits are not for the faint hearted and are a bit grisly but fascinating.
Museum of Edinburgh, Old Town
Whereas the National Museum of Scotland offers a broad collection of artefacts from Scottish history, the Museum of Edinburgh has a more intimate collection based on the history of the city. This modest museum is housed within a series of old buildings on the Royal Mile, dating from the 16th Century. Full of character, with creaky staircases and hidden rooms, this atmospheric museum has a large and interesting collection of objects relating to the history of Edinburgh.