Museum of Edinburgh

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While the People's Story across the road is a tribute to hardship and to Edinburgh's redoubtable working class folk, the Museum of Edinburgh smacks more of the burgesses and the patrician classes. Housed in three interconnected old townhouses, the displays are fabulously eclectic: glass, silver, pottery, the collar and bowl of Greyfriars Bobby, James Craig's original plans for the New Town and most important in historical terms, the National Covenant of 1638 with some of its signatures written in blood. The creaky wooden floors and view out to the rear courtyard give some sense of what the Old Town was like in the 16th century.


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Museum of Edinburgh details

Address
Huntly House, 142-146 Canongate

Area Old Town

Transport Bus 35, 36

Telephone 0131 529 4143

Museum of Edinburgh website

Open Aug 10am-5pm Mon-Sat; noon-5pm Sun. Sept-July 10am-5pm Mon-Sat.

Admission free.

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