Museum of Edinburgh
The Museum of Edinburgh is the City’s treasure box - a maze of historic rooms crammed full of iconic objects from the Capital’s past.
Find out about the history of Edinburgh from the earliest times to the present day. Discover more about the city, its people, crafts and trades and the beautiful objects they created.
New look helps relaunch Museum of Edinburgh after £800k refit.
Coming on 10 April to the Acheson House courtyard at Museum of Edinburgh: our new cafe, Sugarhouse@Museum of Edinburgh, run by Sugarhouse Sandwiches.
The cafe will be open til the end of September, opening hours being Monday to Saturday 11am - 4pm, and during August only, Sunday 12.30pm - 4pm.
The entrance to the courtyard is to the left of the main Museum entrance on the Canongate.
Visit our courtyard behind Huntly House. From 6 April until the end of September it will be open as follows:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Tuesday: 10.30am – 1.30pm
Thursday: 2pm – 4pm
No day out on the Royal Mile is complete without a visit to the Museum of Edinburgh, where the city’s past is brought vividly to life.
The Museum is packed with collections illustrating the development of the city, from the earliest times to the present day.
Find out our opening hours and all of the information you need to find us.
Details of current and forthcoming events at the Museum can be found here.
The Museum of Edinburgh holds regular exhibitions.
The Museum of Edinburgh has a shop on the ground floor offering unique gifts for you to take home.
Did you Know?
that people lived here cheek by jowl?