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Victoria Primary School

Door open days

23 September 2017 (14:00-16:00)


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 Wee Museum’ a permanent display of Newhaven artefacts.  


Key Information

Architect: James Lessels

Building Date: 1845

Limited wheelchair access

Activities: Guided tours at 2:30 and 3:00PM, and talks at 2:00PM and 3:00PM 

Where to find us

  • Newhaven Main Street
  • EH6 4HY