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 City of Edinburgh Council.
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  • The museum is located in Canongate just east of the Royal Mile and a little under half a mile away from Waverley station. Admission is free and there are lots of informative exhibits about Edinburgh a...  more »
  • Having lived in Edinburgh for some time I had wanted to pop in to the museum of Edinburgh but never got round to it. Made it today and just reflecting on my visit.. The museum has a rather unassuming ...  more »
  • It’s quite an old fashioned museum. Just ‘things in glass cases’ really. Occupied the family for an hour or so, and it is free. Looks like it would be better in a school trip or something, with someon...  more »
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  • This tiny building sure packed a lot of historical gems inside! Pretty impressive collection of historical artifacts. The museum has a big room with all kind of hands-on activities for kids too and even a dress up closet. Definitely worth of visiting. And it's free.
  • Great museum, I do wish more context was given at points, however for those that wish to learn more, I would highly recommend visiting the national museum of Scotland first, and then coming here! It will put what you learn here into greater context.
  • Fantastic! Beautiful building steeped in historical knowledge. Fun for kids with lots of activities for them to enjoy.
  • Amazing variety of science, history industrial technology. Such a huge place to be available for free! Even the tour was free and our guide was quiet but lovely.
  • The Museum of Edinburgh is great and is filled with historic excitement.It has got a lot of cool pre-historic things and the staff here is amazing.
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