University of Edinburgh: McEwan Hall
McEwan Hall was presented to the University in 1897 by William McEwan as a ceremonial hall for graduations and as a gift to the people of Edinburgh.
This iconic Grade A listed building was designed by Sir Rowand Anderson, with lavish interiors by William Palin. Construction was completed in 1894, but it took another three years to complete the interior designs, the centrepiece being the 15 beautifully painted mural panels that make up the vast dome.
A painstaking multi-million pound refurbishment has restored much of the intricacy to its original beauty and created a modern, superbly equipped space, with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment and accessible facilities.
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!
No booking required
Where to find us
- Bristo Square
- EH8 9AL
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