Back to List

Oakvale Funeral Home

Door open days

29 September 2018 (13.00- 16:00)

30 September 2018 (13.00- 16:00)


Oakvale is a typical large Edinburgh Victorian villa built sometime in the 1870's. Originally intended to be a cathedral, the building has been used as a private residence, a convent and now a funeral home. It is the head office of William Purves, Scotland's largest group of independent funeral directors. Visitors will enjoy Oakvale's magnificent reception rooms with ornate plasterwork, woodwork and fireplaces, as well as an original grand staircase and stained glass windows.


Key Information

Activities: Guided tours, refreshments from staff, handouts, children’s quiz, visual displays, stewards/volunteers at key points, refreshments, outdoor play area.  Children must be supervised by parents when playing outside

Limited wheelchair access

Where to find us

  • 106 Whitehouse Loan
  • Edinburgh
  • EH9 1BD