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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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  • Small and tucked away (i had previously missed it) on the Royal Mile. Small and quirky museum dedicated to the history of Edinburgh. Really recommend  more »
  • The Museum of Edinburgh is a very small museum. Worth a visit it because of your location. The place is very nice
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  • The museum is a pretty building on the outside and that was what took my attention. I went there only because I had time and the admission was free. The staff was really nice inside. The museum didn't...  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.