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Central Library

Door open days

Edinburgh

Central Library is a beautiful Victorian building, designed by the 19th century Scottish architect, George Washington Browne, in French Renaissance style. Funded by Andrew Carnegie and opened in 1890 it was built on the site of the mansion of Sir Thomas Hope, King’s Advocate to Charles I, and incorporates features from the 17th century building.There will be guided tours every 30mins lasting 1hour from 10am, last one 3.30pm.

www.edinburgh.gov.uk/libraries

Facilities

Key Information

Architect: George Washington Brown

Building Date: 1890

Where to find us

Address
  • 7-9 George IV Bridge
  • EH1 1EG