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Royal Society of Edinburgh

Door open days

29 September 2018 (10:00-17:00)


Founded by Royal Charter in 1783, The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland’s Natonal Academy, is leading educational charity which aims to provide public benefit throughout Scotland. The RSE has been housed at 22-24 George Street since 1909, acquired 26 George Street in 1994. These striking buildings are Category A listed, constructed in 1843 and 1909 respectively and still contains several pieces of original 19th century furniture and fittings.


Key Information

Architect: David Bryce, J M Dick Peddie, W T Oldrieve

Building Date: 1843, 1907-09

Activities: talks, information leaflet/ notes, visual displays, stewards/ volnteers a key points, video/ audio presentation, refreshments

Year of Young People: As well as being able to learn about history of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) and its historic buldings, visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about the RSE today with a specific focus on its Young People’s activities. Namely the Young Academy of Scotland, The RSE Schools programme, and the RSE Enterpise Fellowships Programme.

Last Entry at 16:00

Wheelchair access with assistance

Where to find us

  • 22-26 George Street
  • Edinburgh
  • EH2 2PQ