Museums Collection Centre

This centre houses the reserve collections of the city museums, there are many interesting objects on ‘open storage’ display, especially social history objects, decorative art and archaeology collections.

Open for group and individual visits on the first Tuesday of the month at 2pm. Advance booking advisable (0131 556 9536). Research and study visits by arrangement. Strictly for the curious.

Evening News article about the Museums Collection Centre

A view of the Museum Collections Centre from the street

About

Find out about the Museum Collections Centre and what you will see when you visit.

Wemyss ware ceramics on shelves at the Museum Collections Centre

Collections

Some of the exhibits you can see at the MCC.

Scales, weights and measures on shelves at the Museum Collections Centre

Visitor Information

Details of our opening hours and where to find us.

Desk Carvings

Did you Know?

Some schoolchildren were allowed to carve their names on their desk!

Did you Know?

Some schoolchildren were allowed to carve their names on their desk!

Winners of the Bruce prize, a history prize at the Royal High School, were allowed to carve their names in a wooden desk top, which is now part of the Museum of Childhood collection in the Museum Collections Centre.