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Greyfriars Kirk

Door open days

28 September 2019 (10.30 - 16.30)

29 September 2019 (13.45 - 16.00)

Edinburgh

Grade A listed, Greyfriars Kirk plays an important part in Scottish history.  In 1638, the National Covenant was presented and signed in the Kirk. In the mid-19th century the then minister led a movement to change the style of worship by introducing the first post-Reformation stained glass windows and one of the first organs into a Presbyterian church in Scotland. Between 1929 and 1938, the historic church building was extensively restored and the interior dividing wall between the two former separate sanctuaries was removed. The Peter Collins organ was installed in 1990.

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

The Kirk is a magnate for international visitors from all over the Globe. We welcome them to this historic building and they are able to walk through 400 years of history with highlights displayed in our exhibitions. The church was founded in 1620 – the year the Pilgrim Fathers ventured to the colonies of the ‘New World’.  

ACTVITIES

Throughout the weekend, visitors will have the opportunity to view our beautiful sanctuary, museum and shop. Activities for children are available, including a dressing up area.

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Facilities

Key Information

Throughout the weekend, visitors will have the opportunity to view our beautiful sanctuary, museum and shop. Activities for children are available, including a dressing up area.

Where to find us

Address
  • 1 Greyfriars Place
  • Edinburgh
  • EH1 2QQ