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National Library of Scotland

Door open days

23 September 2017 (09.30 - 17.00)


The National Library of Scotland is Scotland’s largest library.  Take this opportunity to learn more about the Library, the history of this impressive building and see behind the scenes including a visit to the ‘void’, an rarely seen underground space below George IV Bridge. James Craig’s original town plan for Edinburgh’s New Town is held in the collections at the National Library and an image of this will be displayed on a large screen in the boardroom, along with displays about the history and architecture of the National Library building. 


Key Information

Architect: Reginald Fairlie

Building Date: 1934-55

Limited disabled access.

ACTIVITIES: Tours will take place at 9.30, 11.00, 12.30, 2.00, 3.30 and will last approximately 1 hour. Booking essential as spaces are limited. Book online at or phone 0131 623 3734.

Where to find us

  • George IV Bridge
  • Edinburgh
  • EH1 1EW