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University of Edinburgh: McEwan Hall

Door open days

30 September 2018 (10.00-16.00)


McEwan Hall was presented to the University in 1897 by William McEwan, both as a ceremonial hall for graduations and as a gift to the people of Edinburgh. Designed by Sir Rowand Anderson, with lavish interiors by William Palin, this iconic, Grade A listed building was reopened in 2017 following a painstaking 3-year, multi-million pound refurbishment, which not only ‘refreshed’ its intricate paintings and stonework, but also expanded the function of the Hall to meet the modern demands of the University.


Key Information

Architect: Robert Rowand Anderson

Building Date: 1888-97

Where to find us

  • Teviot Place
  • Edinburgh
  • EH1 2QZ