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Mansfield Traquair Centre

Door open days

30 September 2018 (10:30 - 15:30)


The Mansfield Traquair Centre is a former Catholic Apostolic Church. The building features an outstanding mural scheme painted by Phoebe Anna Traquair in the 1980s. The renovated building, designed by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson, now houses the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO).

Come and visit Edinburgh's Sistine Chapel and see the beautiful mural scheme by celebrated arts and crafts artist Phoebe Anna Traquair. Painted between 1893 and 1901, and the largest of her mural schemes, every surface is covered with images of all kinds: humans, angels, animals, birds and above all, patterns.

Year Of Young People: The building is now the headquarters of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.? The restoration of the mural scheme was used as a training programme for young mural conservators, with Erasmus funded scholarships bringing young people from across Europe to study and work in the building during its restoration.


Key Information

Architect: Sir Robert Rowand Anderson

Building Date: 1885

Information leaflets/notes, visual displays, stewards/volunteers at key points.

Where to find us

  • 15 Mansfield Place
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 6BB