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Institut Francais D'Ecosse

Door open days

28 September 2019 (10:00 - 14:00)

29 September 2019 (14:00 - 18:00)


There have been public buildings on this site for centuries. The present one was inaugurated in 1904 for Midlothian County. Since September 2017, it houses the Institut fran?ais d?Ecosse and Consulate General of France in Scotland, serving as a centre for cultural exchanges in the very heart of the Old Town and civic centre of Edinburgh. All are welcome to discover the architecture, our cultural offerings, and some unique treasures shown as part of ?behind the scenes? guided tours.



Key Information

Architect: James Gillespie Graham

Building Date: 1822

Guided tours of the building (from the 20,000 book library reserve to the Edinburgh skyline visible from the roof); French workshops in association with our language centre and its teachers; a Wemyss ware exhibition organised by the Victor Murphy Trust.


Where to find us

  • West Parliament Square
  • Edinburgh
  • EH1 1RF