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Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Door open days

23 September 2017 (11.00-16.00)


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Located on Queen Street since 1848, the Royal College of Physicians’ buildings contain many beautiful Georgian and Victorian rooms. Our mission remains close to the founders' ideals: namely to promote the highest standards in medicine and this is reflected throughout the buildings. One highlight is Number Eight - the first house built in Queen Street - a classic Georgian townhouse designed by Robert Adam for Robert Orde the Chief Baron of the Court of the Exchequer.  It was used to host his private parties which were attended by great figures of the day, including the philosopher David Hume. Much of Adam's impressive interiors including spectacular plasterwork ceilings survives. 



Key Information

Limited wheelchair access.

Where to find us

  • 8-11 Queen Street
  • Edinburgh
  • EH2 1JQ