We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museum on the Mound

The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ, Scotland
+44 131 243 5464
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Edinburgh Harry Potter Walking Tour
More Info
and up
Private Edinburgh Sightseeing and History Tour
More Info
and up
Private Edinburgh City Tour in a Minibus
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 243 5464
Write a Review
Reviews (406)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 370 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This Museum starts at the beginning of Banking - 1695 to be exact. From there on till the present day very aspect of banking is on display. It even covers counterfeit and counterfeiters of bygone days. There are the first Arithmetical machines starting with the...More

Thank 780salmonman
Reviewed 6 days ago

School trip were visiting whilst we were there. It is a small museum. However it was really good learning about the history of money and banking in Scotland. Highlight was seeing what a million pounds looks like.

Thank NDRT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop in; it's free and worth a visit. Take the tour at your own pace...some interactive exhibits offer a variety. We enjoyed seeing two school groups there happily learning about their monetary heritage. This really is a fun way to spend 30 minutes or longer!

Thank betty313
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Takes less than an hour Got the boys thinking about money & banking A totally different experience They particularly enjoyed the code cracking of the safe & winning their chocolate gold coins Free entry We went in hiding from the rain and were pleasantly surprised

Thank Irene B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

located at the head office of bank of scotland, this museum offers some insight into the monetory system. you can see million pounds here. you dont need much time here to visit. the staff are very friendly.

Thank ernakulamtraveller
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One day while on the way to the Scottish National Gallery, I discovered this small museum located in the historic Bank of Scotland Head Office. Because I was not in a hurry I decided to pop in and see what was there. Admission was free...More

1  Thank komsAustralia
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Very interesting small museum a must see when visiting Edinburgh. Lots of historical information. A great way to spend an hour on a rainy day.

Thank Brian1313
Reviewed 18 May 2017

It is small enough not to be dull which it could be as it is about one thing - money. Seeing a million pounds is fun and there are interactive things for kids.

Thank G B
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The museum had lots of interesting information about the history of coins, notes and banks in Scotland.

Thank 192michelle
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Just a short walk up the Mound, you find the first headquarters of the Bank of Scotland. Today it's a museum. The 3 rooms show the great history of the bank. There are many interesting monetary artifacts, but the cherry on the cake is a...More

1  Thank Lugra6
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
Nearby Restaurants
The Colonnades at the Signet Library
814 reviews
.14 km away
Makars Gourmet Mash Bar
894 reviews
.01 km away
The Jolly Judge Pub
246 reviews
.05 km away
Deacon's House Cafe
574 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Writers' Museum
235 reviews
.04 km away
Edinburgh International Festival
53 reviews
.13 km away
43 reviews
.08 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Museum on the Mound staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines