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Appleton Tower: School of Infomatics

Door open days

29 September 2018 (10.30-14.30)


A controversial building since its inception - once considered the ugliest building in Edinburgh, Appleton Tower recently underwent a thorough refurbishment with a new entrance and enhanced facilities. Home to the University’s world-leading School of Informatics since the Cowgate fire in 2002, it’s currently used for teaching while research has moved to the Informatics Forum across the road. The state-of-the-art study suite on Level 9 offers amazing views of the city.



Key Information

Activities: Visual displays on historical information about the School of Informatics, student stewards/volunteers at key points to offer insight into student life, video/audio presentations. 30 minute tours will take place hourly at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30 and 14:30.

Booking essential at

Where to find us

  • 11 Crichton Street
  • Edinburgh
  • EH8 9LE