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
DATES AND TIMES
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.
HOW TO BOOK
The workshops are FREE but should be booked through the Edinburgh Science Festival website:
Coin workshop: https://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/event-details/pounds-and-pence--the-science-in-your-pocket-coins
Banknote workshop: https://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/event-details/pounds-and-pence--the-science-in-your-pocket-banknotes