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Stewart's Melville College

Door open days

29 September 2018 (14.00 - 17.00)


The College, by David Rhind, opened in 1855 as Daniel Stewart’s Hospital for 50 destitute boys. In 1870 the Edinburgh Merchant Company turned the Hospital into a fee-paying day school and changed the name to Daniel Stewart’s College. The old courtyard at the north side of the building was eventually roofed over, and reopened in 2007 as a Performing Arts Centre.  Additionally, there are other fine rooms such as the Library, formerly the Chapel.  


Key Information

Architect: David Rhind

Building Date: 1855

YOYP: The college has educated young men since Victorian times. Consideration of the impact of WWI on College alumni.

Activities: Guided tours, behind the scenes access, visual displays, refreshments provided free.


Where to find us

  • Queensferry Road
  • Edinburgh
  • EH4 3EZ