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Magdalen Chapel

Door open days

23 September 2017 (10.00 - 16.00)


Built in 1541 as the last Roman Catholic chapel built in Edinburgh before the Reformation, it contains the only pre-Reformation stained glass in Scotland still in its original location. The chapel may have hosted the first General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1560. It also features a remarkable 17th century interior including inscribed wooden panels and a mortuary table associated with the Covenanters. It was the meeting place for the charitable activities of the Hammermen and Incorporate Trades for several centuries. 


Key Information

Building Date: 16C

Limited Disabled Access
ACTIVITIES: Guided Tours

Assisted disabled access.
Assisted disabled access
Assisted disabled access

Where to find us

  • 41 Cowgate
  • Edinburgh
  • EH1 1JR