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{Scotland} A Mini Museum Marathon in Edinburgh

February 11, 2016

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100 Museums Challenge: Museums No.5, 6, 7 & 8 During my recent long weekend away in Scotland, I made up for lost time in my 100 Museums Challenge. After taking it nice and easy in Dundee on the first couple of days, I went on a bit of a ‘Mini Museum Marathon’ in Edinburgh. On Sunday, I visited four museums. It sounds like a lot for one day, but they were all within about ten minutes walking distance of each other, admission to all of them […]

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{Scotland} Follow the Money

December 4, 2014

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Today, I’d like to share another of my favourite museums in Edinburgh with you. I have to start by saying, that I always think the Museum on the Mound does itself a bit of disservice with its name. Behind the rather nondescript moniker – after the street the museum is located on, i.e. The Mound – lurks a fascinating little gem of a museum all about the (hi)story of banking and money. The museum opened in 2006 and is housed in the Bank of Scotland’s […]

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Museum City Guide: My Top 5 in Edinburgh

August 5, 2013

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Oh my, it’s August already! There was no question which city to choose next for a Museum City Guide – August is all about Edinburgh, with its multitude of festivals. And I’ve got something a little extra special to go with it. You may remember, I recently took an online video portrait workshop. Well, I enjoyed it so much, I signed up for another workshop – this time on map making, taught by the lovely Anne Ditmeyer. The result of this course, is a little […]

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52 Museums in 52 Weeks

January 4, 2012

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52 Museums in 52 Weeks

This time last year I had the idea that, as a challenge for the year, I would try to visit 52 museums in 52 weeks. However, with #MuseumBaby to look after I didn’t know how feasible this project was or whether I’d just end up being one of those mums who visits the National Museum of Scotland every other day because it’s free and it’s raining again outside. Turns out, a bit of both as the case was. But, either way, I didn’t tell anyone […]

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