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French Institute & Consulate

Door open days

29 September 2018 (10:00 - 14:00)

30 September 2018 (14:00 - 18:00)


There have been public buildings on this site for centuries. The present one was inaugurated in 1904 for Midlothian County. Since September 2017, it houses the French Institute and Consulate in Scotland, serving as a centre for cultural exchanges in the very heart of the Old Town and civic centre of Edinburgh.�

All are welcome to discover the architecture, our cultural offerings, and some unique treasures such as the 20,000 book library reserve which will be exceptionally shown as part of �behind the scenes� guided tours.

Year Of Young People: All young people are welcome to come and get a taste of France and the French language with playful activities organized by the French institute�s language centre and library.


Key Information

Limited wheelchair access/wheelchair access with assistance


Activities: Re-enactments/performances, architectural models, video/audio presentations, musical recitals, tours.

  • Former Midlothian County Buildings
  • West Parliament Square
  • Edinburgh
  • EH1 1RF