The Georgian House (National Trust for Scotland)
The Georgian House, a grand New Town house in Charlotte Square, was designed by celebrated classical architect Robert Adam in 1790. Three floors have been authentically restored and furnished to reflect the luxurious lifestyle of the first owners, the Lamont family, who moved in in 1796. See also the fabulous kitchen and servant’s room in the basement.
Self-guided tours with information sheets and a guide in each room. An opportunity to explore what life would have been like in Edinburgh’s New Town in the late 18th and early 19th century. Three floors of the house have been authentically restored to reflect the lifestyle of the first residents, the Lamont family, and their servants.
16-minute film “Living in a Grand Design” dramatises a ‘Day in the Life’ of those who lived in the house in the late 18th – early 19th century.
Vist our special exhibition Raeburn’s Edinburgh which marks the 200th anniversary of Sir Henry Raeburn’s death. The exhibition is as much a portrait of Georgian Edinburgh as it is a story of his life and work.
Living Heritage should reflect people’s lives today so based on our recent research we will have information available about LGBTQ+ history at this time, women’s history and black history. We use different items in our collection to interpret these histories from a different perspective.
There is no need to book for a tour but at busy times we will operate a queuing system to ensure that the house is not overcrowded.
Where to find us
- 7 Charlotte Square
- EH2 4DR
Programmes this building took part in: