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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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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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  • 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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    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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  • 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

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

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

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