Edinburgh boasts some of the finest museums and galleries in the world, from the grandiose National Museum of Scotland to more niche collections of coinage and conflicts. Here’s our pick of the best of the best.
Located in the Bank of Scotland building, the Museum on the Mound is an engaging look into the history of money and currency in Scotland, but don’t mistake that for a boring lecture on financial history. Highlights include a display of a million pounds in used £20 notes, the oldest bank note in Scotland, and the opportunity to try your hand at cracking a safe without the danger of facing breaking and entering charges. There’s also a fascinating look at forgery and forgers.