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Edinburgh and the Lothians Sights

Museum of Edinburgh

  • 142 Canongate Map It
  • Old Town

Updated 10/11/2013

Fodor's Review

A must-see if you're interested in the details of Old Town life, this house dating from 1570 is home to a fascinating museum of local history, displaying Scottish pottery and Edinburgh silver and glassware. One of the museum's most impressive documents is the National Covenant, signed by Scotland's Presbyterian leadership in 1639. This "profession of faith" begins with not one, but three verses from the Bible.

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142 Canongate, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Sept.–July, Mon.–Sat. 10–5; Aug., Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5

Updated 10/11/2013


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