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Visit Museum of Edinburgh

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Huntly House, 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8DD

Open 10am until 5pm Monday to Saturday, and 12noon until 5pm on Sundays during August

Free to enter, donations welcome

Found in the iconic bright yellow Huntly House, The Museum of Edinburgh is a must-visit for anyone who wants to discover the story of our city. Take a look at the collar which once belonged to Greyfriar's Bobby, see James Craig's original plans of the New Town, get lost in a spectacular collection of silver and read the historically significant National Covenant.

There's also plenty to keep the kid's amused, with a fantastic dressing-up area and free to use arts and crafts zone.

Top Tip: Make your way to through to the back the museum and discover the secret outdoor courtyard. Recently reopened in 2015, this quiet and charming space features some fascinating artifacts which date back as far as the 16th century.