Visiting Information and opening hours

Changes to opening times from 1 October 2016

From the above date, the opening hours for our venues will be as follows:

Museum of Childhood: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5pm;
Museum of Edinburgh: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5pm;

City Art Centre: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5pm;
Writers' Museum: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5pm;
People's Story: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5pm.

Queensferry Museum - no change (Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am - 1pm and 2.15pm - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm; Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.)

Lauriston Castle - no change (April through October: guided tour at 2pm every day except Friday. November through March: guided tour at 2pm Saturday and Sunday only.)

Nelson Monument - no change (October through March: Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm; April through September:
Monday to Saturday 10am - 7pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm.)

Scott Monument - no change (April through September: Monday to Sunday 10am - 7pm; October through March: Monday to Sunday 10am - 4pm; last admission 3.30pm.)


 

Locations and opening times

You can visit our venue pages for more detailed visiting information, or download a PDF or view an ebook of our brochure. (1.1 MB)

City Art Centre
: 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
Tel: 0131 529 3993

Museum of Childhood: 42 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TG
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
Tel: 0131 529 4142

Museum of Edinburgh: 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8DD
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
Tel: 0131 529 4143

The People's Story Museum: 163 Canongate Tolbooth, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8BN
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
Tel: 0131 529 4057

The Writers' Museum: Lady Stairs House, Lady Stairs Close, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PA
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
Tel: 0131 529 4901

Lauriston Castle: 2a Cramond Road South, Davidson's Mains, Edinburgh EH4 5QD 
April through October: 2pm every day except Friday; November through March: 2pm Saturday and Sunday only.
Tel: 0131 336 2060

Queensferry Museum: 53 High Street, South Queensferry EH30 9HP
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am - 1pm and 2.15pm - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday 
Tel: 0131 331 5545

Museum Collections Centre: 10 Broughton Market, Edinburgh EH3 6NU
Open for general tours the first Tuesday of the month at 2pm and 3pm, or by appointment - call 0131 556 9536

Travelling Gallery: Check our Facebook page to find out where we are this week, or email us!

Trinity Apse: Chalmers Close, Royal Mile, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SS. Venue available for hire only.
 
Scott Monument: East Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ
April through September: 10am - 7pm
October through March: 10am - 4pm; Last admission 3.30pm
Tel: 0131 529 4068

Nelson Monument: 32 Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH7 5AA
April through September: Monday to Saturday 10am - 7pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm
October through March: Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm
Tel: 0131 556 2716



Venue hire and filming / photoshoot requests


For function/room hire in museum venues please contact museumsandgalleries.visitorservices@edinburgh.gov.uk

For hire of the fifth floor gallery / seminar room in the City Art Centre, please complete our booking form

For filming and photoshoot requests please contact Ruthanne Baxter: Ruthanne.Baxter@edinburgh.gov.uk

For hire of Lauriston Castle spaces please contact Ruthanne Baxter: Ruthanne.Baxter@edinburgh.gov.uk

 


Group Visits

Please complete a Group Visit form as far in advance as possible of your proposed visit to enable us to determine if we will be able to accommodate your party at the time(s) you wish.

Note: different arrangements apply for group visits to Lauriston Castle, the Museums Collection Centre and the Scott and Nelson Monuments; please click on the links for those venues for more information, or email us if you wish to arrange a group visit to the monuments.