Museum of Edinburgh
Get to grips with the mystery and magic of the ancient city of Edinburgh at the museum dedicated to its history, from prehistoric times to the present day. The Museum of Edinburgh contains important collections all relevant to the city's history, from pottery to documents, shop signs to silverware. The building in which the museum is housed is also of interest, dating from the 16th century with a chequered history of ownership and tenancy by a variety of people from aristocrats to common workers. There is a gift shop on the ground floor, and although there is no food or drink allowed, there are a number of pubs and restaurants nearby.
Address: 142 Canongate, Royal Mile
Telephone: (0)131 529 4143
Opening times: Open Monday to Saturday throughout the year, from 10am to 5pm. Open on Sundays during August only, from 12pm to 5pm
Admission: Free, though donations are welcome