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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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Edinburgh Printmakers

Edinburgh, EH1 3LR

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

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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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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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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

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 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

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 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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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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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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Royal Museum

Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

The Royal Museum houses outstanding international collections of Decorative Arts, Science and Industry, Archaeology and the...

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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.

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The Scottish Gallery

Edinburgh, EH3 6HZ

The Scottish Gallery has been situated on Dundas Street, Edinburgh since 1992.

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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1 City Art Centre Edinburgh, EH1 1DE 4 stars
2 Edinburgh Printmakers Edinburgh, EH1 3LR
3 Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh, EH2 1JD
4 National Museum of Scotland Edinburgh, EH1 1JF 5 stars
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 Collections Centre Edinburgh, EH3 6NU 3 stars
8 Lauriston Castle Davidsons Mains, Edinburgh, EH4 5QD 3 stars
9 Museum of Childhood Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TG 3 stars
10 The Writers' Museum Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PA 3 stars
11 Museum of Edinburgh Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD 4 stars
12 Royal Museum Edinburgh, EH1 1JF 5 stars
13 National Library of Scotland George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW 3 stars
14 The Scottish Gallery Edinburgh, EH3 6HZ
15 Trinity House Maritime Museum Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6BJ

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