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  • Children enjoying a tractor ride at Almond Valley Heritage Centre
    Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Livingston
  • A visitor looks up at the Concorde in the National Museum of Flight
    The Concorde Experience
  • The Animal World Gallery at the National Museum of Scotland
    The National Museum of Scotland
  • The People's Story Museum on the Royal Mile
    The People's Story Museum
  • A group take a tour of the Scottish Mining Museum
    The Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange, Midlothian

Explore the museums in Edinburgh & The Lothians and uncover a variety of fascinating exhibitions for young and old.

See the T-Rex at the National Museum of Scotland, the Concorde at the National Museum of Flight and Steiff Bears at the world’s only dedicated Museum of Childhood.

Take a look through the information to plan your trip to museums in Edinburgh & The Lothians and see what you can uncover.

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  1. The People's Story

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    Edinburgh

    Housed in the late 16th century Canongate Tolbooth opposite Huntly House, ' The People's Story ' is a museum with a difference.

  2. Museum Of Childhood

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    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Described as 'the noisiest museum in the world'.

  3. Queensferry Museum

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    South Queensferry

    Situated in the historic former royal burgh of Queensferry, the museum commands magnificent views of the two great bridges spanning the Forth.

  4. Museum On The Mound

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    5 Museum

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Want to see a million pounds? See Scotland's oldest banknote? Explore the changing face of Edinburgh? Build a model home? Crack open a safe? Then come to the Museum on the Mound.

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    4 Museum

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    The Regimental museum is housed in Edinburgh Castle and through paintings, artefacts, silver and medals their fascinating story is told, from formation to the present day.

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    5 Visitor Attraction

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Take a sensational journey through a replica distillery, before your expert guide imparts the secrets of the Whisky regions. Finally, you'll choose your perfect 'dram', and taste it in The World's Largest Whisky Collection.

  7. Prestongrange Museum

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    3 Visitor Attraction

    Prestonpans

    Prestongrange is on the site of a former colliery. It tells the story - past and present - of local industries and the people who worked in them.

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    2 Museum

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Dedicated to the lives and work of Scotland's great literary figures, in particular Robert Burns (1759-1796); Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832); and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894).

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    4 Visitor Attraction

    Edinburgh - City Centre

    Currently closed for a Heritage Lottery Funded Redevelopment Project. Reopening Summer 2015.

  10. Almond Valley Heritage Centre

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    Children's Attractions

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Livingston

    Friendly farm animals, play areas, green spaces and an innovative museum packed full of things to prod, sniff, shake and discover.

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