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St Mary's Cathedral Song School

Door open days


The walls of the Song School are covered with the murals of Phoebe Traquair. Painted over a fouryear period from 1888-1892, the murals illustrate a hymn of praise by all creation (Benedicite Omnia Opera). They 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 Song School is in daily use by the Cathedral Choristers and therefore public access is normally limited.


Key Information

Architect: J Oldrid Scott

Building Date: 1845

The Song School will be signposted from the main (West) doors of the Cathedral

Wheelchair access with assistance by prior arrangement.


Where to find us

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