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University of Edinburgh: McEwan Hall

26 September 2020

27 September 2020


McEwan Hall was presented to the University in 1897 by William McEwan, not only as a ceremonial hall for graduations but also 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 three-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.

Digital Resources

McEwan Hall Short film

Please enjoy this short film about the Hall, which includes footage of its incredible interior and the recent restoration work and many more details about its history.

Go on a virtual guided tour!

Key Information

Architect: Robert Rowand Anderson

Building Date: 1888-97

  • Teviot Place
  • Edinburgh
  • EH1 2QZ