Museum of Edinburgh

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No day out on the Royal Mile is complete without a visit to the Museum of Edinburgh, where the City’s past is brought vividly to life. Visit the new 'Foundation Edinburgh - The Story of a City' audio visual show to learn about Edinburgh's history and the characters who shaped it. Decipher the signatures on the National Covenant and imagine the Royal Mile as the hub of Scottish society and politics. Admire the silverware – work produced by metalworkers called hammermen whose craft guild owned part of this building in former times. Then there is the glassware, much of it made and engraved in the Canongate close by the Museum. There are long case clocks from Edinburgh and a wide range of Scottish pottery. Look at our sedan chair, old town models and James Craig’s New Town plans - what a contrast between old and new. You can see Greyfriars Bobby’s collar and bowl, dress up in our replica costumes and get creative in our interactive space.

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04/12/2020
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13/11/2020
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A polite reminder that this page is no longer active and will soon close. Please do follow our new Museums & Galleries Edinburgh page which showcases news, events and stories from across each of our 13 varied and fascinating venues including; the City Art Centre, Lauriston Castle, Museum of Childhood, Travelling Gallery, The Writers’ Museum, Nelson Monument, Scott Monument, Queensferry Museum, People’s Story Museum and of course, The Museum of Edinburgh. Thank you for your support!

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08/10/2020
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This page is no longer active and will soon close. We are hugely thankful to all our wonderful followers and Museum of Edinburgh supporters who have helped create and sustain this page over the years. We very much hope that you will continue to do so, and follow our new Museums & Galleries Edinburgh page which will capture news, events and stories from across each of our 13 varied and fascinating venues including; the City Art Centre, Lauriston Castle, Museum of Childhood, Travelling Gallery, The Writers’ Museum, Nelson Monument, People’s Story, Queensferry Museum, Scott Monument and of course, The Museum of Edinburgh. Please like and share our new page and continue to discover Edinburgh’s fascinating history and culture through our wonderful collection. Thank you for your support!

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09/06/2020

We stand in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter. We recognise the urgency for action and that we need to play our part in that change. We have a duty to examine our collections and ourselves so that we can stand up to racism. Not just today, but in the future.

05/05/2020

We miss the blossom trees opposite the museum. Captured by Kevin Fraser.

Address

142 Canongate, Royal Mile
Edinburgh
EH8 8DD

10 to 15 minute walk from Edinburgh's Waverly Station Lothian Buses number 35 stops outside, other buses to the bridges then a short walk down the royal mile.

General information

You can also contact throu our website: http://www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/Contact-Us.aspx

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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Comments

I very much enjoyed visiting this most absorbing museum today, but was surprised that every single display case connected with Earl Haig speels his military wronngly! You have Field Marshall2 with two "L"s and it should have just one. Can you please correct this glaring error?
My family’s title in Scotland , after marrying into the Baird family in the 15 or16th century , was NaeSmyth Of Posso . My ancestors held positions like Royal Falconer , Chamberlain to the archbishop of St.Andrew , serving in Edinburgh’s parliament in the 18th century and is said too have fought under Mary Queen Of Scots and for Robert the Bruce King of Scotland. I would love too have more personal information on individuals and the family in general, any advice for will be appreciated.
Good morning, if you have 10 minutes to spare, please have a look into this survey aimed to determine what can be improved by the city of Edinburgh to refine its visitors' experience. Every help much appreciated!
Good morning, if you have 10 minutes to spare, please have a look into this survey aimed to determine what can be improved by the city of Edinburgh to refine its visitors' experience. Every help much appreciated!
Five fine Edinburgh poets - 2pm tomorrow!