Saturday, 1 April, 2023 - 10:00 to Thursday, 6 April, 2023 - 17:00

FREE Easter Holiday Activities at Museum on the Mound

As part of Edinburgh Science Festival, we’re putting money ‘under the microscope’.

Two exciting workshops will reveal some of the extraordinary secrets buried in our pockets.

  • Discover the materials and methods used to make our money.
  • Use magnifiers, money-checkers and scanners to explore the features of our currency.
  • Learn how to detect counterfeit coins and banknotes.
  • Handle rarely seen specimens from Bank of Scotland and the Royal Mint.

Suitable for age: 8 - adult

Duration: 50 minutes


Saturday 1st April

Coins: 1pm, 2pm Banknotes: 3pm, 4pm

Tuesday 4th April – Thursday 6th April

Coins: 10am, 11am, 12pm Banknotes: 2pm, 3pm, 4pm


Monday 3rd April

Coins: 10am, Banknotes: 11am

These sensory friendly sessions are designed for anyone who would benefit from a quieter environment.

Please see our Science Festival Visual Story to help prepare for your relaxed sessions.


The workshops are FREE but should be booked through the Edinburgh Science Festival website:

Coin workshop:

Banknote workshop: