Have you ever seen 2 Million Pound at one place? Or do you know about the long history of ‘Bank of Scotland’? In a historic building that lived through all the happenings and enormous growing and expanding of Edinburgh, the Bank has always been a constant in the City, overlooking if from the Mound. In the Scottish Headquarter of Lloyds Banking Group, the Museum on the Mound opened in 2006. As the admission fee is free to everyone I can highly recommend visiting this museum focussed on Banking.
a visit to Bank of Scotland ‘Museum on the Mound’
While I approached the Museum a friendly employee opened the entrance door for me and handed me the brochure of the museum – how amazing! The visit to the Museum is started and ended in the Shop, where you can buy collectable coins, postcards or similarities. In 6 Rooms on one Level you are guided through the Years of forming Scotlands oldest Bank back in the Year 1695, learn more about what housing conditions were like in the Industrial Revolution or discover all the Coins since David I. of Scotland in the Year 1124. Here I thought it’s absolutely impressive to see how money evolved over the past hundreds of years. Starting with just two coins at the beginning of the 12th century to now about a dozen different ones (again with a decline in paper money and a journey towards cards only).
Address Museum on the Mound Edinburgh
Edinburgh EH1 1YZ
Scotland – United Kingdom