Museum of Edinburgh
Royal Mile, Edinburgh
One of the museum's great treasures is the National Covenant, signed by Scotland's presbyterian leadership in 1638, while the collections of Scottish pottery and items relating to Field Marshal Earl Haig are of national importance. The museum also features Edinburgh silver and glass, and a colourful collection of shop signs.The oldest part of picturesque Huntly House, dates from the 16th century. It was extended in the 17th and 18th centuries, and has been home to a wide variety of owners and tenants, ranging from aristocrats to merchants and working people. By 1871, the house had been sub-divided to accommodate 250 people. Robert Chambers, a Victorian antiquarian, called Huntly House the 'speaking house' because of the Latin inscriptions on its facade. It is appropriate that the 'speaking house' now tells the story of Edinburgh's past.
Mondays - Saturdays 10am - 5pm. Sundays during August 12pm - 5pm.