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Custom House Leith

Door open days

23 September 2017 (10:00-16:00)


Custom House was built in 1810-12 to designs by Robert Reid, with major alterations by William Burn in 1825. The building originally operated to oversee the payment of duty for importing and exporting goods through the Port of Leith. Now thriving with an array of creative talent, Custom House breathes a sense of purpose again.

The Edinburgh Traditional Building Forum, a group representing architects, surveyors, suppliers and craftsman, is to be based here during the Doors Open Days and are planning a series of demonstrations and workshops based around the traditional building materials and skills used to maintain buildings of this period.


Key Information

Activities: Traditional building materials and skills workshop and demonstrations, guided tours.

Where to find us

  • 65-67 Commercial Street
  • Edinburgh
  • EH6 6LH