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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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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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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    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 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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    National Galleries of Scotland
    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...

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  • Jupiter Artland
    Jupiter Artland

    Wilkieston, Edinburgh, EH27 8BB

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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 Writers' Museum Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PA 3 stars
    2 The Travelling Gallery 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE
    3 Lauriston Castle Davidsons Mains, Edinburgh, EH4 5QD 3 stars
    4 Museum of Edinburgh Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD 4 stars
    5 Edinburgh Printmakers Edinburgh, EH1 3LR
    6 Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh, EH2 1JD
    7 Museum on the Mound The Mound, Edinburgh, EH1 1YZ
    8 Brass Rubbing Centre Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    9 City Art Centre Edinburgh, EH1 1DE 4 stars
    10 Museum of Childhood Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TG 3 stars
    11 The People's Story Museum 163 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8BN 3 stars
    12 Museum Collections Centre Edinburgh, EH3 6NU 3 stars
    13 National Galleries of Scotland Edinburgh, EH2 2EL
    14 Jupiter Artland Wilkieston, Edinburgh, EH27 8BB
    15 Carson Clark Gallery Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8BN

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