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St Mary's Cathedral Song School

Door open days

29 September 2018 (10.00- 16.00)


The Song School, adjacent to St Mary’s Cathedral, is where the Cathedral choristers practise. The Song School walls are covered with murals by Phoebe Traquair, painted between 1888 and 1892. The murals include religious images, portraits of leading figures of the day and of the choir and clergy of the time, and images of the natural world. The Cathedral  is a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture, designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and consecrated in 1879.


Key Information

Architect: J Oldrid Scott

Building Date: 1845

YOYP: Young choristers practice in the Song School almost daily in term time.  Portraits of young choristers from Victorian times in Song School murals.

Activities: behind the scenes access, refreshments from 10 to 12.



Where to find us

  • St. Mary's Cathedral (Episcopal)
  • 23 Palmerston Place
  • Edinburgh
  • EH12 5AW