Museum of Edinburgh
Situated in a series of interconnected 16th- and 17th-century buildings on the Royal Mile, the Museum of Edinburgh depicts the city's fascinating origins, history and legends. Learn all about the capital and the famous people populated it throughout the centuries. Among notable artefacts is the National Covenant and the feeding bowl and collar belonging to Greyfriar’s Bobby. The free museum is the best place for tourists to start their exploration of Edinburgh. With the extremely wide range of items exhibited and stories told in the museum everyone finds something interesting and captivating. There are temporary exhibitions beside the permanent collection. A shop on the ground floor offers a range of Scottish products and souvenirs.
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Stepping Out: Shoes from the collection of Museum & Galleries Edinburgh
Our shoes tell stories. They tell of days in the fields and nights on the dancefloor; of hard work and leisure; of thrift and extravagance. This small exhibition explores shoes worn by brewers and babies, servicewomen and music fans, members of high society and everyday people, from the mid-19th century to the 1980s.