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Pen-y-Coe Press and Papermaking Heritage Centre

Door open days

14 September 2019 (1000 hrs until 1600 hrs)

15 September 2019 (1000 hrs until 1600 hrs)


In the mid 1960s, Penicuik Post Office (No 7 Bridge Street) and the Commercial Bank (No 3) moved into a redevelopment in John Street. Their former premises were then occupied by a printer and stationer who also took over the former agricultural store (No 1). Aspects of the Edwardian Post Office remain, including devices that allowed the policeman on his night-time beat to check for burglars.

After 60 years of printing, the premises were acquired by Penicuik Community Development Trust who are maintaining the shop and printing but have also created a heritage centre related to papermaking, paper products and printing.

The shop is always open Monday to Saturday from 1000 - 1600 hrs.


Key Information

Building Date: 60 years of printing

Tours of adjacent Heritage Centre (including papermaking and letterpress printing demos) at 1100 and 1400 hrs.

Shop and heritage centre open on both Saturday and Sunday. 


Where to find us

  • 1,5 and 7 Bridge Street
  • EH26 8LL