New Mary King’s Close ticket includes museum visit

Date Posted: 23/02/2015

Edinburgh attraction The Real Mary King's Close has teamed up with the City of Edinburgh Council's Museums and Galleries to offer teachers the chance to combine a visit to the street with a trip to one of the city’s five museums.

On the new Underground & Underfoot tour school groups will be accompanied by their own character tour guide, based on a one time resident of the street, who will escort you to the museum of your choosing. 

Your class will start their day with an underground guided tour of the close to explore the warren of hidden streets that has remained frozen in time.

This will be followed by a walking tour to a choice of one of the below museums where your tour guide will recall stories of Edinburgh past while pointing out the city’s famous landmarks and features.

Choose from the following:

•    The Museum of Edinburgh
•    The Writers Museum
•    Museum of Childhood
•    City Art Centre
•    The People's Story Museum

For enquiries, bookings and prices, contact Lucy Simpson on or visit

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