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Edinburgh World Heritage Trust

Door open days

Edinburgh

Built to Robert Adam's design in 1796, the interior dates from the remodelling by the fourth Marquess of Bute in 1903, including the Adam-style ceiling in the first floor drawing room. Edinburgh World Heritage is inviting people to come along and discover why the city is a World Heritage Site. There will be an opportunity to investigate our archive of old photographs and maps, and examine historical artefacts in detail to compare different styles of architecture. Children will be able to dress up as a resident of the Old Town in 1600 or a Georgian gentleman or lady from the New Town, and make their own mark on our giant World Heritage Site map. Visitors will also be able to explore Charlotte Square in the company of our costumed guides, to find out about Robert Adam's finest piece of design and the lifestyles of the original residents in 1800. The National Trust for Scotland at No 28 Charlotte Square will be open, where the upstairs gallery holds a splendid collection of furniture from the Regency period, as well as 20th century Scottish paintings and other objects d'art. Afterwards why not try the Coffee House which serves up excellent coffees, home baking Scottish-style and light lunches. http://www.ewht.org.uk

Key Information

Architect: Robert Adam

Building Date: 1796

Where to find us

Address
  • 5 & 28 Charlotte Square
  • Edinburgh
  • EH2 4DR