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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  • August 21, 2017
    Really interesting museum in the Royal Mile. It is very deceptive as it is over three floors, so lots to see. Also caters for children with an arts and craft room. The building itself was old and quai...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    The museum is pretty small, but it does give you an idea of what life in Edinburgh has been like throughout its history.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Themed museum about the history of the city, in an old bourgeois House. There are some very interesting collections (such as silverware or the Commander of the British forces in World War I), together with the more touristy reconstructions. Whereas it is totally free, is commendable.
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  • Nice place to find out history of Edinburgh especially the locaGreyfriars a dog known as Bobby Greyfriars
  • Not that much interactive as it promises. Some interesting facts, but other than that (if you're not super enthusiastic about Edinburgh's history) it's nothing special.
  • Love the way they've incorporated the old building that houses it.
  • 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.

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Edinburgh hides a maze of cobbled streets dotted with boutique hotels offering inexpensive rooms and outstanding restaurants. Many of the city's Gothic buildings house chic hotels with easy access to most of the city’s main tourist sites. For a uniquely Scottish experience, consider staying in the famous old town. Despite being in this historical district, many hotels here feature contemporary decor with lots of glass walls and muted color schemes. They’re also known for offering spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and restaurants serving classic European cuisine, with a modern Scottish twist.
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