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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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Scottish National Gallery

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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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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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 Gallery of Modern Art

Edinburgh, EH4 3DR

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jupiter Artland

Wilkieston, Edinburgh, EH27 8BB

A private museum of contemporary sculpture, showing work by established and emerging artists set across 120 acres of...

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Talbot Rice Gallery

Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

Modern art gallery and permanent collection housed within magnificent Georgian quadrangle.

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1 The Writers' Museum Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PA 3 stars
2 Museum of Edinburgh Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD 3 stars
3 Scottish National Gallery Edinburgh, EH2 2EL
4 Museum on the Mound The Mound, Edinburgh, EH1 1YZ
5 Museum Collections Centre Edinburgh, EH3 6NU 3 stars
6 Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh, EH4 3DR
7 Lauriston Castle Davidsons Mains, Edinburgh, EH4 5QD 3 stars
8 City Art Centre Edinburgh, EH1 1DE 4 stars
9 Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh, EH2 1JD
10 National Museum of Scotland Edinburgh, EH1 1JF 5 stars
11 The People's Story Museum 163 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8BN 3 stars
12 Surgeons' Hall Museums Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DW
13 Museum of Childhood Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TG 3 stars
14 Jupiter Artland Wilkieston, Edinburgh, EH27 8BB
15 Talbot Rice Gallery Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

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