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The People's Story Museum
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 from the late 18th century…

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Museum of Edinburgh
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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Museum on the Mound
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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  • Lauriston Castle
    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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    Brass Rubbing Centre
    Brass Rubbing Centre

    Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

    Visit the Centre's large collection of replica brasses and try your hand at brass rubbing.

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  • Museum Collections Centre
    Museum Collections Centre

    Edinburgh, EH3 6NU

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

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    The Travelling Gallery
    The Travelling Gallery

    2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE

    A unique, custom-built mobile art gallery, bringing contemporary art exhibitions to schools and communities across Scotland.

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  • City Art Centre
    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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    The Writers' Museum
    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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    Edinburgh Printmakers
    Edinburgh Printmakers

    Edinburgh, EH1 3LR

    Established in 1967 as the first open access studio in Britain, Edinburgh Printmakers is dedicated to the practice of fine…

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  • Museum of Childhood
    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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    Scottish National Portrait Gallery
    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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  • National Library of Scotland
    National Library of Scotland

    George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW

    Scotland's largest library is a treasure-house of books and manuscripts on Scotland and the Scots, with free exhibitions on...

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    Trinity House Maritime Museum
    Trinity House Maritime Museum

    Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6BJ

    Home of the Incorporation of Shipowners and Shipmasters with an outstanding collection of maritime memorabilia. Guided tours...

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  • Carson Clark Gallery
    Carson Clark Gallery

    Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8BN

    Scotland's only specialist for Original Antique Maps and Sea Charts of all parts of the world 16th-19th Century.

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  • 1 The People's Story Museum 163 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8BN 3 stars
    2 Museum of Edinburgh Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD 4 stars
    3 Museum on the Mound The Mound, Edinburgh, EH1 1YZ
    4 Lauriston Castle Davidsons Mains, Edinburgh, EH4 5QD 3 stars
    5 Brass Rubbing Centre Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    6 Museum Collections Centre Edinburgh, EH3 6NU 3 stars
    7 The Travelling Gallery 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE
    8 City Art Centre Edinburgh, EH1 1DE 4 stars
    9 The Writers' Museum Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PA 3 stars
    10 Edinburgh Printmakers Edinburgh, EH1 3LR
    11 Museum of Childhood Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TG 3 stars
    12 Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh, EH2 1JD
    13 National Library of Scotland George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW 3 stars
    14 Trinity House Maritime Museum Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6BJ
    15 Carson Clark Gallery Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8BN

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