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The Museum of Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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The Museum of Edinburgh, formerly known as Huntly House Museum, is a museum in Edinburgh, Scotland, housing a collection relating to the town's origins, history and legends. Exhibits include an original copy of the National Covenant signed at Greyfriars Kirk in 1638 and a reconstruction of Field Marshal Earl Haig's headquarters on the Western Front during the Great War, the latter exhibiting items bequeathed to the Museum.Situated in the late 16th-century Huntly House on the Royal Mile, the museum is maintained by Edinburgh City Council.
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TripAdvisor
  • Came upon this museum by chance.Well worth a visit. Spent an hour inside. Lots of interesting features.  more »
  • Somewhat interesting with a little bit about the history of the city. some exhibits on the products made here. Very old house and info on that. Too much on Gen. Haig, whose role in WWI is not one I wo...  more »
  • History is more than dates and events. It's people. This museum looks at the characters who lived, worked and died in Edinburgh. It shows what life was like for the poor, the sick and the children. It...  more »
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  • I really enjoyed looking around this museum , it tells you a lot about Edinburgh and manages to keep you interested, the staff are friendly and helpful.
  • Wee museum with some nice touches - the model of the Royal Mile and the film showing the history of the city are especially good. Great for a free visit.
  • Well worth a visit, an excellent movie showing Edinburgh's formation right through to today along with lots of interesting artefacts.
  • Excellent specific knowledge on key historical moments, people, and places concerning Edinburgh. I never knew the castle was built on top of a volcano until I visited this museum.
  • Great one. Cool for kids. Beautiful observation place on the roof.