Museums & Galleries Edinburgh is a collection of 13 venues and over 200 monuments across Edinburgh. Our vision is to inspire, enthuse and provoke through a shared passion for Edinburgh, Art and History.

In 2016-17, we welcomed more than half a million people to our nine major visitor attractions: the City Art Centre; Lauriston Castle; Museum of Childhood; Museum of Edinburgh; Nelson Monument; People’s Story; Queensferry Museum; Scott Monument and Writers’ Museum.

We house rich and varied collections relating to the historical and cultural life of Scotland’s Capital. Our venues also boast an exciting and vibrant programme of events and exhibitions, offering something for everyone to enjoy.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh - What's On Guide

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh

One Day Itinerary

Read on for our one day guide on how best to uncover the many wonders housed across the wonderfully eclectic Museums & Galleries Edinburgh venues.  

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History Collections

Our history collections trace the development of Edinburgh from 13th century pot fragments, through James Craig’s 1766 New Town plans and Robert Burns’ writing desk, to items created for the 21st century campaign for an independent Scotland.

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