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Mile to Museum and National Museum of Scotland tour with tea & cake
Availability: Thursday - Sunday
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Discover the history of the Old Town and its place in history
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the National Museum of Scotland
  • Relish fine tea and freshly baked scones at the national museum
What to expect

Discover the story of Scotland through its capital city and the National Museum. You will see the places where history happened, follow the story through iconic exhibitions and complete your tour at the Museum Brasserie with tea and a scone.

You’ll meet your guide in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town at the Mercat Cross, the site of executions and proclamations. Together you will explore key locations and stories hidden around the Royal Mile. See a city of the past, which goes unnoticed for many, a city where commoners, queens and criminals once walked.

Follow your guide to the National Museum of Scotland where the nation’s treasures are stored. Once inside your Mercat tour guide will introduce the Scottish collections. You’ll step through Scotland’s history, object by object, and hear how they all have shaped our past, present and future.

Once you’ve learned of Scotland’s past you’re free to further explore the museum and, when you’re ready for refreshment, enjoy tea and a freshly baked scone in the Museum Brasserie.

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What's included
  • Guided tour
  • Tea/coffee and cake
  • Entrance fees
Where

The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RF

Meeting point:

Mercat Cross (currently under renovation) on the Royal Mile

What to remember

Image credit: Mercat Tours

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When

April - October

10.00am and 14.00pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

November - March

10.00am Saturday

15.00pm Saturday & Sunday

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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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