Museum of Edinburgh

Museum of Edinburgh
Huntly House, 142-146 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD
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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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Don’t Panic! The Edinburgh LDV are on patrol!

Come and meet the men of the Edinburgh LDV (early Home Guard) as they would have looked at the outbreak of the Second World War. The men and ladies of the local LDV will be stationed at the Museum of Edinburgh throughout the day, showing the various improvised weapons and tactics used in preparation the German invasion!

Sun 3 Nov

Free / 0131 529 4143

Guisers Galore

Sunday 27 October Guisers Galore Scottish Storytelling Centre & Museum of Edinburgh Family Event 2pm (2hrs) | Free (ticketed) | 5+ Come along and join our storytellers to learn a song, a poem and a dance for real Hallowe'en guising, then follow the Old Town Guisers parade or prepare for guising in your local…

Sun 27 Oct

Free / 0131 529 4143

Guisers Galore

Guisers Galore Free but booking is essential. Scottish Storytelling Centre & Museum of Edinburgh Family Event, 5+ Come along and join our storytellers to learn a song, a poem and a dance for real Hallowe'en guising, then follow the Old Town Guisers parade or prepare for guising in your local area. Rehearsals at the…

Sun 27 Oct

Free / 0131 529 4143

Stepping Out

Shoes from the collection of Museums & Galleries Edinburgh 31 May – 20 December 2019 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…

Sun 20 Oct

Free / 0131 529 4143

Mon 21 Oct

Free / 0131 529 4143

Thu 24 Oct

Free / 0131 529 4143

…and 40 more dates until 20 Dec

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