Hidden gems

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  • Museum of Edinburgh exterior View on a map

    Museum of Edinburgh

    Free Entry | Donations Welcome

    Iconic items, beautiful objects, fascinating facts and gruesome tales are waiting to be discovered in this beautiful 16th century museum. 

  • Outside the Writers' Museum Edinburgh View on a map

    The Writers' Museum

    Free Entry | Donations Welcome

    The Writers’ Museum celebrates the lives of three giants of Scottish Literature – Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.

  • Peoples Story Museum Edinburgh Sign View on a map

    The People's Story Museum

    Free Entry | Donations Welcome

    The People's Story gives an unique insight into Edinburgh's working class people from the 18th to the late 20th century. 

  • City art centre visitors looking at painting View on a map

    City Art Centre

    Free Entry | Donations Welcome

    The City of Edinburgh’s Art collection is one of the finest in Scotland, and includes works by the most important Scottish artists.

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    Lauriston Castle

    Free entry to the grounds. Castle Admission - Adult £8, Concession £6 (under 5 free)

    A 16th century tower house with early 19th century additions set in stunning grounds overlooking the Firth of Forth.

  • Makars' Court View on a map

    Makars' Court

    Public access 24/7

    Makars’ Court is an evolving national literary monument where you can see some of the famous words of great Scottish writers inscribed in the flags

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    Queensferry Museum

    Free Entry | Donations Welcome

    Queensferry Museum shows the traditions and historic past of the village and neighbouring Dalmeny. With wonderful views onto the Firth of Forth, the museum is a perfect starting point to learn all about history of the Ferry.