OFF THE BEATEN PATH
EDINBURGH POLICE MUSEUM
The Edinburgh Police Museum comes as something of a surprise. It is found on the Royal Mile, traveling from the castle toward the past St. Giles Cathedral and past Old FIshmarket Close just beyond the statue of John Bucchleuch and right by the Edinburgh Fringe Office.. Directions need to be exact, because this museum is rather small - almost a store front. But inside there are a number of interesting exhibits and a good deal of tourist information.
The museum has exhibits about the history of the police of the area and shows how technology has impacted the methods of policing. Despite its small size in alson manages a few exhibits on handcuffs and some of Edinburgh's better known (worse known) criminal element - (Burke and Hare and Deacon Brodie of course).
The Lothian and Borders police run the museum and members of the police department are there. You can ask questions, report crimes, and deal with lost and found object.
The museum is free and open to the public and well worth a quick stop by for a pleasant look around.