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Old Town Museum/Gallery

A must-see if you're interested in the details of Old Town life, this bright yellow, 16th-century building is home to a fascinating museum of local history. It houses some of the most important artifacts in Scottish history—including the National Covenant, a document signed by Scotland's Presbyterian leadership in defiance of a reformed liturgy imposed by King Charles I of England that ignited decades of civil war—alongside Scottish pottery, silver, and glassware, as well as curios like Greyfriars Bobby's dog collar.

Museum/Gallery Free Historical

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142 Canongate
Edinburgh, Edinburgh  EH8 8DD, Scotland


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Rate Includes: Closed Tues. and Wed.

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