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Edinburgh Printmakers

Door open days

29 September 2018 (10.00-18.00)


Located on Union Street, amongst some of Edinburgh’s most beautiful Georgian architecture, Edinburgh Printmakers was originally a washhouse for the local community. All the public washhouses of Edinburgh were closed by 1971 but many of the original features, including the impressive red brick chimney, remain here. A great visit for anyone interested in Edinburgh’s social history and a fantastic opportunity to see behind the scenes at Scotland’s busiest print studio.

You are invited to join us at our current Union Street building. Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to participate in guided tours and sneak-peeks of the Edinburgh Printmakers studio, which isn't usually open to the public. Come learn about the history of the Union Street washhouse while experiencing Edinburgh’s busiest print studio. 

This is the last chance to experience Doors Open Day at Edinburgh Printmakers in Union Street, in Spring 2019 their new fully accessible studio, galleries and cafe will open at Castle Mills in Fountainbridge - the former North British Rubber Company.


Key Information

ACTIVITIES: Guided tours will be provided at 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 15.00, 16.00, and 17.00. No booking necessary.

Where to find us

  • 23 Union Street
  • Edinburgh
  • EH1 3LR