MILE TO THE MUSEUM & NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND TOUR

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Why We Love It

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

You’ll meet your Mercat 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.

Iconic Scottish objects mixed with streets soaked in history Follow your guide to the National Museum of Scotland where Scotland’s treasures are stored. Once inside your Mercat tour guide will introduce the Scottish collections. You’ll step through Scotland’s history, using key objects, 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.

This walking tour takes place on Saturdays and Sundays at 10.30am.

The duration of this tour is 1 hour 30 minutes.

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Expert Storytellers
Mercat was founded by a history teacher, but you can forget the classroom. At the centre of everything we do is the art of a good story well told.

History is a damn good story. What it needs is a damn good telling.

We choose our guides for their enthusiasm and skill – and we never ask them to read from a script. Each one brings their own energy to the story, whether they’re telling you about Adam Smith, the father of economics – or the city’s rioters, rebels, torturers and murderers.

The stories are all true – and you won’t find any artificial ‘jump scares’ or tricks on our tours. With Mercat, we’ll take you deeper into the past than a bus tour or guidebook ever could. In the hands of our guides, we bring the city’s stories alive in rich, engaging detail.  Whether you choose one of our history or ghost tours, you’ll see a side to Scotland’s capital that most visitors miss.

Small Groups
We limit our group sizes to an absolute maximum 30 people – so you can always hear the guide, and you’re always involved. It’s one of the reasons our guide’s get such consistently good feedback – and why we’ve won so many awards.

  • The first 5-star walking tour company.
  • 91% on VisitScotland
  • Voted one of Scotland’s top 11 attractions

It’s fair to say we know our stuff. We’re right at the centre of the Old Town’s restaurants, shops, hotels and bars – so a Mercat tour is the perfect way to explore another side of the city.

Daily Tours
We run tours every day, in all weathers and we have guaranteed departures.

Let’s put it another way: when you book onto a Mercat tour, you’re going on a Mercat tour. No last minute cancellations. No minimum quotas.

Small Print

  • Excludes transport
  • Children under 5, buggy`s and strollers are not permitted
  • All persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
  • No minimum number of participants in order for this tour to run
  • LGE voucher must be presented upon check-in and will be exchanged for your tour tickets. Failure to produce your LGE voucher may result in non-admission
  • Any persons suspected to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances will be refused participation
  • Tickets are limited. Book in advance to guarantee your place on your tour
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the National Museum of Scotland
  • Relish fine tea and freshly baked scones at our national museum (included)
  • The meeting point for this tour is the Mercat Cross on The Royal Mile, EH1 1RF.
  • Please arrive here 15 minutes before the start of your tour and check-in with a member of our on-street Visitor Services Team.

Tours are not available on 13th November and 7th, 24th, 25th, 26th December

Location

Address:  Mercat Cross on The Royal Mile, EH1 1RF

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