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Victoria Primary School

Door open days

28 September 2019 (12:00 - 16:00)


The school is the oldest working Primary school in Edinburgh. The original building dating from 1845 (architect James Lessels) later extended in 1874 and 1875 has its exterior intact. Its original timber sash and case windows, a relatively unchanged interior retaining timber boarded dado panelling, iron radiators, stone stairs, cast-iron banisters and double-height hall make the school an impressive and virtually complete example of its type.

It also contains the recently refreshed ?Wee Museum? a permanent display of Newhaven artefacts.


Key Information

Architect: James Lessels

Building Date: 1845

Talks will be given at 12.30, 13.30 and 14.30 and tours of the building lead by pupils will start at around 12 noon, continuing on a regular basis throughout the afternoon. Plans of the new school will be on display as well as the opportunity to comment on potential uses for the existing building when acquired by the community. Refreshments, Newhaven Community Choir will perform at 14:30


Where to find us

  • Newhaven Main Street
  • EH6 4HY