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Museum of Edinburgh

Museum of Edinburgh (Huntly House, 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh) — this is the “go to” place for learning more about the history of the Scottish capital from the earliest times to the present. Visitors can admire the silverware – work produced by metalworkers called hammermen whose craft guild owned part of this building in previous times. There is also the glassware, much of it made and engraved in the Canongate close by the Museum. There are long case clocks from Edinburgh and a wide range of Scottish pottery.

Visitors are urged to see the Museum’s newest attraction, “Foundation – the Story of a City”, for a unique journey through Edinburgh’s history. Watch the city grow beneath your feet in the Museum’s new blacked-out theatre. Admission: free. Hours: 10 am – 5 pm (Monday – Saturday), 12 pm – 5 pm (Sunday).