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Lauriston Castle

Davidsons Mains, Edinburgh, EH4 5QD

Step back through time to see this unique Edwardian home. Left in trust to the nation by its last private owners, the Reids.

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Museum Collections Centre

Edinburgh, EH3 6NU

Houses the City's reserve collections, with many fascinating objects on 'open storage' display.

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Museum of Childhood

Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TG

A fun day out for the whole family. Discover - or rediscover! - the toys and games of days gone by.

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Museum of Edinburgh

Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD

This historic museum is the City's treasure box - a maze of rooms crammed full of iconic objects from Edinburgh's past.

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The People's Story Museum

163 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8BN

The People’s Story explores the lives of Edinburgh’s ordinary people at work and play.

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Edinburgh Printmakers

Edinburgh, EH1 3LR

Edinburgh Printmakers, established in 1967 as the first open access studio in Britain.

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The Writers' Museum

Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PA

Celebrating the lives of three great Scottish writers – Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.

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City Art Centre

Edinburgh, EH1 1DE

Home to a Nationally Recognised collection of Scottish Art and host to a varied calendar of temporary exhibitions.

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Museum on the Mound

The Mound, Edinburgh, EH1 1YZ

This fascinating museum takes a fresh look at money – and much, much more.

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Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

A unique visual history of Scotland told through the portraits of those who shaped it, from the 16th century to the present.

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Reid Concert Hall Museum of Instruments

Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG

1000 historic instruments from Britain, Europe and across the world!

Surgeons' Hall Museums

Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW

The Wohl Pathology Museum, the History of Surgery Museum and The Dental Collection all located in one building.

National Museum of Scotland

Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

The National Museum of Scotland is in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Free admission.

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National Galleries of Scotland

Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

One of the world's greatest small collections of Western art. An outstanding collection of paintings, drawings and prints...

Talbot Rice Gallery

Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

Modern art gallery and permanent collection housed within magnificent Georgian quadrangle.

1 Lauriston Castle Davidsons Mains, Edinburgh, EH4 5QD 3 stars
2 Museum Collections Centre Edinburgh, EH3 6NU 3 stars
3 Museum of Childhood Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TG 3 stars
4 Museum of Edinburgh Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD 4 stars
5 The People's Story Museum 163 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8BN 3 stars
6 Edinburgh Printmakers Edinburgh, EH1 3LR
7 The Writers' Museum Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PA 3 stars
8 City Art Centre Edinburgh, EH1 1DE 4 stars
9 Museum on the Mound The Mound, Edinburgh, EH1 1YZ
10 Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh, EH2 1JD
11 Reid Concert Hall Museum of Instruments Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG
12 Surgeons' Hall Museums Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW
13 National Museum of Scotland Edinburgh, EH1 1JF 5 stars
14 National Galleries of Scotland Edinburgh, EH2 2EL
15 Talbot Rice Gallery Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

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