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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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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    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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    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 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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  • 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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  • Trinity House Maritime Museum
    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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  • 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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  • 1 Lauriston Castle Davidsons Mains, Edinburgh, EH4 5QD 3 stars
    2 Brass Rubbing Centre Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    3 The Travelling Gallery 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE
    4 Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh, EH2 1JD
    5 Museum on the Mound The Mound, Edinburgh, EH1 1YZ
    6 City Art Centre Edinburgh, EH1 1DE 4 stars
    7 Museum Collections Centre Edinburgh, EH3 6NU 3 stars
    8 The Writers' Museum Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PA 3 stars
    9 Museum of Childhood Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TG 3 stars
    10 The People's Story Museum 163 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8BN 3 stars
    11 Museum of Edinburgh Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD 4 stars
    12 Edinburgh Printmakers Edinburgh, EH1 3LR
    13 Talbot Rice Gallery Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL
    14 Trinity House Maritime Museum Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6BJ
    15 National Galleries of Scotland Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

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