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Simpson House (1)

Door open days


Sir James Young Simpson lived at Simpson House from 1845 to 1870. He was a Scottish doctor and an important figure in the history of medicine. Simpson discovered the anaesthetic properties of chloroform and successfully introduced it for general medical use. Simpson House is now part of Cross Reach, the Social Care arm of the Church of Scotland, and offers services to those affected by substance misuse.

Key Information

Heritage Detectives performances at 13.00 and 15.00.

Edinburgh Judo Club will give demonstrations in the Queen Street Gardens.

Guided tours and information leaflets.

Where to find us

  • 52 Queen Street
  • Edinburgh
  • EH2 3NS