Edinburgh Napier University - Merchiston Tower
This 15th-century tower stands at the heart of Edinburgh Napier University’s Merchiston Campus. The tower was the birthplace John Napier (the University's namesake), inventor of logarithms and who was born here in 1550. Visit the tower and see a seventeenth-century plaster ceiling rediscovered during restoration work and marvel at the boardroom's 16th century painted ceiling. The ceiling originally from Prestongrange House has been referred to as the best surviving example of what was known as Antique Work and is the earliest dated specimen in Scotland of painted Renaissance decoration. Edinburgh Napier University will host a small exhibition and activities on the entrance floor.
Guided information, leaflets/notes, and children's colouring activities provided. Please note that access to the tower is limited using a turnpike staircase.
Where to find us
- 10 Colinton Road
- EH10 5DT
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