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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 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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    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 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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    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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    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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  • Surgeons' Hall Museums
    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.

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  • Talbot Rice Gallery
    Talbot Rice Gallery

    Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

    Modern art gallery and permanent collection housed within magnificent Georgian quadrangle. Temporary exhibitions, mainly of...

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    National Museum of Scotland

    Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

    The National Museum of Scotland is in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. The museum, which has recently undergone a £47.4...

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    St Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments
    St Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments

    Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1NQ

    An important collection of early keyboard instruments including clavichords, chamber organs and early pianos housed in...

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

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