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Museum on the Mound

The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ, Scotland
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Want to see a million pounds? See some of Scotland's oldest banknotes? Explore the changing face of Edinburgh? Build a model home? Crack open a safe? Then come to the Museum on the Mound. Opened in 2006, this fascinating museum takes a fresh look at money - and much, much more. Art & design, technology, crime, trade and security - all feature in the story of money. We are open throughout the year and admission is FREE. We look forward to seeing you! Please note - we are currently only open Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm and Bank Holiday Mondays 1pm - 5pm
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Reviewed yesterday

There is some interesting background to banking and building societies in the exhibits, from the days when human beings looked after our money and corporate greed and multi million pound salaries were not yet in full sway. Well worth a look.

Thank mscnoe
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our tour guide told us about this free museum, it was very interesting and would be great for elementary age children, several interactive things to do.

Thank daklempel0305
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small, interesting museum is in the Bank of Scotland building on a man-made mound and is well worth visiting for an hour or so. There is an exhibit with one million pounds of bank notes in the entrance and many fascinating stories about the...More

Thank David528764
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small museum which gives you a very interesting insight into the history of Scottish banking! See an actual million pounds ( mind you it is in cancelled notes) and lots of other interesting memorabilia including printing plates for the notes. Lots of child friendly activities!!...More

Thank Eimear99
Reviewed 29 November 2017

An interesting look at the history of banking and money at the Headquarters of Lloyds bank. There are seven rooms, which will take you around an hour for a decent look, and it's free. Pleasant staff add to a pleasurable experience.

Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This museum will close at the end of 2017, so you need to get there quick. See £1,000,000 in cash, lots to see about Scottish money and from around the world too. Good for kids too and they get a booklet to fill in, even...More

Thank Gareth G
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Have meant to visit the museum for ages and the threat of closure made us determined to go. There is no entry charge. Interesting displays and seeing a million pounds was good. Good information on the displays were worth reading. delighted that the decision to...More

Thank mhomac
Reviewed 8 November 2017

hosts intersesting excihibitiom of art in disable accessible layoutvert easy to access on mobility scooter

Thank robertcockburn230
Reviewed 4 November 2017

By coincidence, we visited the Museum on the day the staff were informed that it was not going to be closed after all! We were delighted to hear their news as this is a very worthwhile endeavour with a fascinating story to tell, the location...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Visited yesterday with my Mum, and we both really enjoyed it! Not huge, but plenty to see. The history and information about the Bank of Scotland head office building, how money was printed, all the different notes, coins, bank cards, cheque books etc., on display...More

Thank RhiDani09
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