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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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  • 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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  • 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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