- 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
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.
- Guided tour
- Tea/coffee and cake
- Entrance fees
The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RF
Mercat Cross (currently under renovation) on the Royal Mile
Image credit: Mercat Tours
April - October
10.00am and 14.00pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
November - March
15.00pm Saturday & Sunday
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