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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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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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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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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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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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    Edinburgh Printmakers
    Edinburgh Printmakers

    Edinburgh, EH1 3LR

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

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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 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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    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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  • Reid Concert Hall Museum of Instruments
    Reid Concert Hall Museum of Instruments

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

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

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  • The Dean Gallery
    The Dean Gallery

    Edinburgh, EH4 3DS

    The Dean Gallery houses the Gallery of Modern Art's collection of Dada & Surrealist art.

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  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
    Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

    Edinburgh, EH4 3DR

    An outstanding collection of twentieth century painting, sculpture and graphic art.

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

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