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Trinity House

Door open days

29 September 2018 (11:00 am- 4:00 pm)

30 September 2018 (11:00 am- 4:00 pm)


Trinity house 2

Trinity House has proudly stood in Leith's Kirkgate since at least 1555. Established to help sailors in need it grew to play a key role in the development of the port and is a reminder of Leith's heritage. The current Trinity House was designed by Edinburgh architect Thomas Brown in 1815, who was largely responsible for the northern streets of Edinburgh's 'Second New Town'.


Key Information

Architect: Thomas Brown

Building Date: 1816


Activities: Object handling sessions and family craft activities. Opportunities to meet our painting conservators. Showcasing of Curator Activity Workshop for children and adults alike. Self-led tours of the house. Video about the house and its important place in the history of Leith.

Where to find us

  • Kirkgate
  • Leith
  • EH6 6BJ