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Royal Society of Edinburgh

Door open days


22 - 24 is Category A listed stone building constructed in 1847 and designed by David Bryce in the Italian style. 26, spanning the junction with Hanover Street, is Category B listed and designed in a restrained Edwardian Renaissance style by JM Dick Peddie in 1908, with imposing frontages which dominate the skyline.

Scientific papers covering aerodynamics, written by Professor Peter Guthrie Tait, a past Fellow of the Society whose portrait is displayed in the building, led to the creation of dimpled golf balls, which enable them to fly faster and further. This and other scientific sporting connections will be explored and shared with those touring the building.


Key Information

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

Building Date: 1843, 1907-09

Access by guided tour only (lasting approximately 45mins). Tour reservations can be made on the day from 9.30 am onwards for tours starting at 10.00am, 10.45am, 1.30am, 12.15pm, 1.00pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm, 3.15pm, 4.00pm and 5.00pm. 25 people max per tour.

Where to find us

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