University of Edinburgh: St Cecilia's Hall
St Cecilia’s Hall is the oldest purpose-built concert hall in Scotland, dating from 1763. It has been many things over the years, including a Baptist chapel, a Freemasons’ Hall, the Bridges Bar and the Excelsior Ballroom and in 1959 it was acquired by The University of Edinburgh. Today it is home to the University’s Music Museum, displaying highlights from the world-famous Musical Instrument Collection. You can enjoy its grand entrance dating from the 2017 renovation, four galleries with an amazing range of instruments on display, the glass-fronted conservation studio and the Concert Room itself.
St Cecilia's Hall: all things musical instruments
Learn about the fascinating history of musical instruments, their performers and makers on this channel. We feature demonstrations of our collection, concerts performed in our historic building, behind the scene tours, interviews with experts, and silly facts about musical instruments and historic performance.Check our our YouTube Channel
Short tours or musical demonstrations on the hour, every hour from 10:00-16:00.
Expert staff on hand in the galleries to answer questions.
Where to find us
- 50 Niddry Street
- EH1 1SL
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