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New Register House

Door open days

28 September 2019 (10:00-16:00)

Edinburgh

New Register House is one of Scotland’s most important buildings where National Records of Scotland provides some of its public services. It was designed by Robert Matheson as the home of civil registration in Scotland and opened in 1861.

Its centrepiece is the Dome, a large and striking circular chamber, over 27m (90 feet) high, which consists of five tiers of ironwork shelving and galleries. It’s of considerable interest as a piece of 19th century functional architecture and structural engineering.

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

National Records of Scotland preserves the primary records for understanding all aspects of Scotland’s history, its people, government, economy and society.  These records can inspire and engage communities across Scotland and the world, as their own heritage is revealed.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

30-minute tours of New Register House and Archivists’ Garden, 10:30 – 15:30. Advance booking is essential, informing us of any special access requirements on tour routes.

Email: customerservices@scotlandspeople.gov.uk or

Telephone: 0131 314 4300 (Mon – Fri 09:00 – 12:00)

https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/research/visit-us/events-talks-and-visits

Please note, that only the tours must be booked in advance: visitors are welcome to drop in on the day to New Register House and engage with other activities available and NRS staff.

https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/research/visit-us/events-talks-and-visits

Visitors are advised that the tours will entail a degree of walking and climbing stairs and are recommended to wear suitable footwear

Facilities

Key Information

Architect: Robert Matheson

Building Date: 1861

30-minute tours of New Register House and Archivists’ Garden, 10:30 – 15:30. Advance booking is essential, informing us of any special access requirements on tour routes. 

Email: customerservices@scotlandspeople.gov.uk or

Telephone: 0131 314 4300 (Mon – Fri 09:00 – 12:00)

https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/research/visit-us/events-talks-and-visits

Please note, that only the tours must be booked in advance: visitors are welcome to drop in on the day to New Register House and engage with other activities available and NRS staff.

Visitors are advised that the tours will entail a degree of walking and climbing stairs and are recommended to wear suitable footwear

 

Where to find us

Address
  • 3 West Register Street
  • Edinburgh
  • EH1 3YT