A view of a grand drawing room, dressed in the Georgian style. The carpet is a blue pattern. A long sofa stands against the wall, as do individual chairs. A fireplace is at the far end, with a large framed portrait of a woman above. A chandelier hangs in the centre of the room.
Edinburgh & The Lothians

The Georgian House

About this place

An Edinburgh New Town house restored to reflect the lives of those who lived and worked here in the late 18th and early 19th century.

  • Wander through some of the most prestigious streets and postcodes in Edinburgh, admiring the distinct architecture of the New Town.
  • Explore the grand, ornately decorated family rooms, where the Lamont family would have entertained guests surrounded by the works of renowned Scottish artists Allan Ramsay, Henry Raeburn and Alexander Nasmyth.
  • Discover the lives of the servants who lived and worked ‘below stairs’ to support the lavish lifestyle of the family upstairs.
  • View the unique collection of 18th-century household items, from the everyday to the curious.

The story of the Georgian House is the epitome of late 18th-century attitudes and ideologies towards wealth and class. In the late 1700s, this grand townhouse was at the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town development. The house was designed by acclaimed Scottish architect Robert Adam and was a true statement of luxury in an era of enlightenment – for those who could afford it.

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Today's Opening Hours

House and gift shop
10.00–17.00 (last admission 16.00)
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Entry prices

One adult family
Child (under 5s free)
Young Scot
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At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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Accreditations and awards

  • Scottish Tourist Board five-star visitor attraction award
  • Green Tourism Gold Award

Did you know?

There were between five and seven servants employed during the Lamonts’ ownership of the Georgian House.

Venue hire

The Georgian House is the perfect venue for beautiful weddings, corporate events, and private parties.

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Property Guidebook

Delve into the world of the Georgian House with our property guide. Purchase ahead of your visit.

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School visits

We welcome school visits at the Georgian House and there’s lots of fascinating history to discover!

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