If you’re interested in Edinburgh’s history, or you’re looking for a unique stop to make on your trip to the city, The Museum of Edinburgh is the perfect activity to add to your stack. Head down to this charming old building in the heart of one of the city’s most beautiful areas and discover what fascinating tales and history lies behind Scotland’s capital.
Why go to Edinburgh?
Edinburgh is a city full of long history and culture, and the number of museums shows it, particularly in the Old Town area. This museum Canongate is one of the city’s most fascinating and unique museums, inside a lovely brightly yellow-painted building, the Huntly House, on the historical Royal Mile. In this museum, you’ll get to learn about the iconic, gruesome, and even prehistoric history of Edinburgh. They’re spread over a few floors and buildings, which sometimes also host special exhibitions The building was even featured in season 3 of the long-running TV series Outlander!
- Entry into the museum is free, but donations are welcome.
- There’s a bus stop directly outside the museum entrance with access to other city centre areas.